Saturday, September 10, 2011

greenhouse buddy

















A volunteer in my greenhouse integrated pest management program. We have long, deep conversations.

He (or she) is Pseudacris regilla, a Pacific Tree Frog, somewhat misnamed because they don't spend much time in trees. Pseudacris is Latin for chorus, and a choir they are, beginning all at once on an evening in May and filling our nights with sound for a few months. They eat insects and seeds.

His habitat, below, is a small forest of plants for the fall garden; many have been potted up into recycled coffee cups. We're mid-way in the fall planting season. A first round of broccoli, chinese cabbage, lettuce, kale, and others have gone out into my garden, the community garden, and to friends. We'll plant another couple of rounds this month, then sit back and enjoy the results.

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