A great photo and some charming natural history on milk frogs in a new blog called Cantos. Returning to field research in Costa Rica after a year’s absence, the blogger finds frogs have invaded her shower, sink, toilet and water pipes. The last location is a favored spot for male frogs to show off their own pipes.
The researchers are from Cornell University, whose Library of Natural Sounds has armed them with some formidable recording equipment. They’re supposed to be studying some complicated duets sung by wrens that skulk around in the tropical underbrush. But wrens sing in the morning, and I’m hoping that leaves the evenings free to point the microphones at the bathroom. I, for one, would love to hear a drainpipe-amplified milk frog in all its digital mp3 glory.
As you can see here, the photography is very nice also (visit the site for the full version). Felicidades a E-Bo!