Parkhill Prairie Pond

There is pond just west of the restrooms at the end of the road loop. Of course we checked it out too!

It was quite full as were all the ponds we saw in the area.
Two cricket frogs let me get close!

A snail was bobbing under the water.

Folks do go fishing in the pond as evident by the fishing line. In fact, Briar got tangled in the line. We gathered all we could find.
Briar and I watched Claire in the shade. (photo by Claire)
Claire’s took her turn to look and watched the frogs sing. She said they did not move their lips nor could you see their teeth. I doubt they do move their lips, at least I don’t ever recall seeing that. LOL. No actually she said they did not puff up their pouch much. Looks like some frogs do have teeth; Taking a bite out of frog tooth evolution: Amphibian group has lost teeth more than 20 times. I don’t know if this frog has teeth. I didn’t see them. 🙂

A male Blue Corporal (Ladona deplanata) with the deep blue, dark marks at the base of wings! (photo by Claire)

Thanks Claire for sharing your photos!

It was a lovely prairie! I certainly would recommend a visit to the Parkhill Prairie! And check out Amy Martin‘s book, Wild DFW and all 25 of the adventures.

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  1. Litter is not only ugly but dangerous. Glad Briar found it and you could save her and many other critters from it.

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