The Maine
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Cobra Plant: Belle of the Bog

text by Kyrill Schabert phototgraphs by Tony Oppersdorff

Bullfrogs In The Backwaters

photograph by Tony Oppersdorff text by Kyrill Schabert The diagnostic large ear, or tympanic membrane, is really an exposed eardrum, tuned to match the low-pitched frequencies (100–200 Hertz [Hz, or cycles per second]) of the male’s call with an upper limit of 4,000 Hz.  In comparison a young human can detect sound from 20 to 20,000 […]

Vernal Pools: Birthplace of Amphibians

text by Tony Oppersdorff & Joe Gray photographs by Susan Spinney (wood frog) & Tony Oppersdorff (spotted salamander) Vernal pools — from the Latin vernus (spring) and vernare (to flourish) — are very important small bodies of water that fill and recede seasonally and which do not contain fish. They may dry up during the […]

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