I've used these photos in a few educational activities and presentations and kids and teachers would LOVE to go there and see for themselves, which I would LOVE to orchestrate in the future. Timing would be a bugger with a school group, but at the very least I would like to take my girl scout troop there some time. The Flathead also does an annual Herp Day with the public...it would be nice to somehow incorporate the site. Makes a great picture for training for something like that, as we usually verbally describe the way the toadlets bunch up and that they can raise the temperature of the water there are so many of them.
By 3 o'clock there wasn't a single toadlet left in the pond. I will never get bored with the little stuff. Toads are so much fun.
|The toadlets closest to shore kicked up mud and darted away when startled.|
|Near the fence in the photo is where a stream feeds the pond|
|Across the highway from the toads was a forest fire (Triangle Fire, I think?)|