Oh My, Pee!

Our next stop was on the southside of Coffee Mill Lake where there is a hunter’s campground not far from the lake shore. Only the bare essentials at the camp, a cleared place to park and pitch a tent. And a fence to keep out the bears…just kidding. More likely to keep the hunters parked inside. πŸ™‚

At the edge of lake, the beavers seemed to be keeping an open area between the shore and the vegetation.
American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea) were near the shore. Obviously this one was done for.
Plenty of American Water-willow (Justicia americana)!


One plant of the Rattlesnake Fern (Botrypus virginianus)! This grape fern only has the one center stem. Some of the other grape ferns have a fertile stalk which branches like the Sparse-lobed Grapefern (Sceptridium biternatum).
The Gravelweed Crownbeard (Verbesina helianthoides) blooming!
Of course I’m always to curious to see the inhabitants like these Aphids (Aphididae)! The adults and the babies were all present. However no ants were there for the honey dew.
Who’s home?

The Redbud Leafflolder Moth (Fascista cercerisella) larva! Very distinctive!

Have you ever seen a frog pee? Me either until that day. The medium sized frog took a flying leaping with the pee shooting out. This was the pee. Cool for me probably not for the frog.

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  1. It’s a good thing that moth cat stayed in its lane and set up house in a redbud leaf LOL. You might never have figured out what it was. πŸ™‚

  2. I knew someone would ask. πŸ™‚ A median sized frog is all I can say. It leaped out view and mostly all I saw was the pee. Ha Ha!

  3. The Leopard frogs here always pee when they jump. They gush out when they leap.I never have looked at it as it usually lands into the vegetation that is my backyard wildscape. So nothing the pee lands on is easy to see. But a lot shoots out. I don’t know if the smaller frogs do this since we mostly have leopard frogs, toads and then the tree frogs just freeze wherever they are.

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