- Also see Kevin Walsh’s Forgotten NY posting.
- Signs of Times Past and Passing by Lana Bortolot for the Wall Street Journal - Dec 9th, 2011
Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (Ancient Greek an-, without + oura, tail). The oldest fossil “proto-frog” appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend further back to the Permian, 265 million years ago. - Wikipedia
Frogs’ embryos are typically surrounded by several layers of gelatinous material. When several eggs are clumped together, they are collectively known as frogspawn. The jelly provides support and protection while allowing the passage of oxygen,carbon dioxide and ammonia. It absorbs moisture and swells on contact with water. After fertilization, the innermost portion liquifies to allow free movement of the developing embryo. In certain species, such as the Northern red-legged frog (Rana aurora) and the wood frog (Rana sylvatica), symbiotic unicellular green algae are present in the gelatinous material. It is thought that these may benefit the developing larvae by providing them with extra oxygen through photosynthesis. – Wikipedia
Back in 2009, Enzo and I were on our cross-country tour in our RV and we passed this at about 60 miles an hour and could not figure out how to turn around and get it. My high school buddy Ilene said she lived around there and would snap it for me. It’s only been five years, but it was worth the wait. Thank you Ilene!
Del’Osso farms has the worlds largest corn maze at halloween and site of the Mud Run. – Ilene Browning
Available in many gay, colorful and completely new patterns [that] never fades, never curls.