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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Up close with a leopard frog in our pond

Up close with a leopard frog in our pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 64 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-2 mph. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.83” and rising. We picked up 1.04” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 70, and the overnight low as 64.

Forecast:

The cold front and associated low pressure that gave us yesterday’s rains have moved east of the region this morning. We’ll see areas of drizzle this morning along with cloudy skies and a chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Skies will begin to clear out this evening as high pressure builds in for the weekend. We’ll see partly cloudy skies tonight with a slight chance of showers until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be clear with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds.

Saturday’s looking sunny and warmer with highs around 80 and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 62. We picked up 1.59″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 96°F in 2007 (we had a high of 92).
The record low was 41°F in 1979.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:09 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:40 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 43m
Length of Day: 15h 30m
Tomorrow will be 0m 25s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28d 16h old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:50 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:55 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Along with green frogs, leopard frogs are the main amphibious denizens of our pond this time of year. This fellow was quite patient as I stuck my lens nearly in its face.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens ISO 800, f/11, 1/200″ exposure

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2 responses

  1. Everett Marshall

    Hey John, Great picture and appropriate for all the rain that we are getting. I do have a correction in the ID. It is a green frog. Note that this individual has the classic dark (dorsolateral) ridges along the sides of the back typical of a green frog. Also the blotches on a leopard frog have a halo around them (they are lighter), but not on the green frog. If it were a mink frog, instead of seeing hind legs that are cross banded they would appear to run parallel with the leg. For the ID I used the Peterson Field Guides to Reptiles and Amphibians written descriptions and the Vermont Herp Atlas online and Mark Ferguson who I worked with confirmed it the ID. These three species are tricky as when I looked up a picture of Encyclopedia of Life it had a picture of a juvenile green frog labeled as mink frog.

    Everett

    June 26, 2014 at 10:27 am

    • Hi Everett,
      Thanks for the correction! I was a little surprised that I thought it was a leopard frog in that we don’t usually have them in our pond. What fooled me is that I’m used to seeing green frogs being pretty much all green especially about the head. This fellow had more spots than I’m used to…

      June 26, 2014 at 10:33 am

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