Friday, May 30, 2014

Where on earth...

Where on earth ... do more than 200 volunteers annually help almost 16,000 frogs cross the road in springtime?  In Estonia, that's where!

In the spring of 1994, I happened to be driving from Tallinn to the ferry for Hiiumaa, taking a route across the northern coast.  I saw hundreds of these frogs crossing the road – and dozens of them squashed on the roadway.  In other years, I saw hundreds of storks stalking these same frogs in the (abundant) swamps of Estonia.  Nothing makes a stork happier than catching one of these for lunch!

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