Category Archive: YOUR Local Liquid

Mar 11

Share Your Local Liquid

Post your stories, poems, videos, and photos of your local aquatic explorations, whether pond, lake, river, ocean or ditch. Get out with your family, friends, parents, grandparents, kids, grandkids, or favourite club. It’s a cure for ‘nature deficit disorder’! Also… You and your local liquid could appear in a future episode, as The Amphibiographer will …

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Mar 11

Toad Watching, Hazards, and Other Nighttime Explorations

When lots of storm water would come in late spring, I remember seeing toads come up out of the mud from under the porch at my Grandma’s house. We would sit in the chairs out by the steps and count the little hopping forms casting blips of shadow on warm pavement. Grandma said that’s why …

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Mar 11

On Thunder Beings and The Trees that connect Earth and Sky

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I would climb up in the great big sycamore next to the blighted willow who’s stump was all my father left standing in the yard after he cut her down. The tire swing hung from her arm when I was very little, too small to climb, I would let her wispy drapes tickle my nose, …

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Mar 11

Oklahoma Swimming Holes

In mid-western Oklahoma I remember playing in swimming holes at the start of summer. These rain collection holding ponds gathered run off from the dry land and held it through the hot months so water would be available to livestock in the area. They also hosted an abundance of wildlife from deer, armadillo, and turkey, …

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Mar 01

Froggy Got Fresh

Early one spring, my husband and I kayaked up Powell Lake for a 3 day trip. We set up camp on a small spit nestled behind a maze of snags and stumps protruding from the water. The perfect place to try out my new snorkle gear! Although sun reflected off the surface, beneath was a …

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