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14 hours ago, smskelton said:

I get up early at our summer home in the Oregon Cascades, or the Stellar's Jays will sit on my railing looking in the windows reminding me it's time for the feeder to get attended1896931477_SunriseatElkLakeSeptember2021.thumb.jpg.36f27c6f5edac062b9f8d099685b5a00.jpg.  In the fall we get some nice sunrises primarily because the days grow shorter and it's still dark when we get up to see them happen.

This should in landscapes topic. Beautiful!!!

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28 minutes ago, Clip said:

If memory serves it was no more than a puddle on the side of the road/hiking trail.

But what habitat was that in? It’s relevant because you’ll only find tadpoles where there’s adults of the same species around, and they often require a certain habitat.

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On 11/30/2021 at 3:36 PM, smskelton said:

I get up early at our summer home in the Oregon Cascades, or the Stellar's Jays will sit on my railing looking in the windows reminding me it's time for the feeder to get attended1896931477_SunriseatElkLakeSeptember2021.thumb.jpg.36f27c6f5edac062b9f8d099685b5a00.jpg.  In the fall we get some nice sunrises primarily because the days grow shorter and it's still dark when we get up to see them happen.

Lovely photo. We sure have been having some good ones lately - yesterday and today's were nearly full color 360 degrees to the point if you didn't have a reference you'd have a hard time telling which way was E vs W.

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19 hours ago, Seanbirds said:

But what habitat was that in? It’s relevant because you’ll only find tadpoles where there’s adults of the same species around, and they often require a certain habitat.

Foothills/mountains pine forest.

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36 minutes ago, Seanbirds said:

I’m guessing they’re *probably* Boreal Chorus Frog tadpoles, but  Northern Leopard Frog is somewhat of a possibility as well, though Chorus Frog seems quite a bit more likely.

Thank you! I would not have even known where to start figuring them out.

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13 hours ago, Seanbirds said:

Snakes can generally be found whenever it gets above 55 degrees or so.

I learned this after seeing our first and only so far Pygmy Rattlesnake here in Florida. It was a cool day and I told my husband we didn't have to worry about snakes as we entered a trail that was pretty over grown. Darned if I didn't almost step directly on the snake. I don't recall exactly who I got the info from later but they said the exact same temperature of 55 degrees.

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16 minutes ago, Clip said:

I learned this after seeing our first and only so far Pygmy Rattlesnake here in Florida. It was a cool day and I told my husband we didn't have to worry about snakes as we entered a trail that was pretty over grown. Darned if I didn't almost step directly on the snake. I don't recall exactly who I got the info from later but they said the exact same temperature of 55 degrees.

Neat! Do you have pictures?

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