The surest sign that winter is on its way out is the wood frogs have begun to spawn. These frogs are famous for their ability to survive nearly frozen in northern Canada and Alaska. Up to two-thirds of the water in their bodies freezes in the winter.
And if they can survive those conditions, they pretty much thrive here.
They are unbelievably difficult to photograph. Once I approach within 30 feet of their mud holes, they dive under and stay there.
So here is the best photo I was able to get of them:
They are in the middle, and they are blurry mud-colored things. I will try with the telephoto lens tomorrow.
But I did get some wonderful images of the frogspawn.