Summer's On Its Way....
One thing I have noticed is the amphibian breeding activity is delayed this year. Even with the cooler, wetter spring we had in 2008, the frogs and toads started calling by mid-April. This year I've heard the odd Green Frog, one or two American Toads and a lone Bullfrog (who's actually early!).
In fact it's been a veritable mausoleum out at the vernal ponds along the trail we lead most of our spring hikes. Last year the American Toads turned the waters into a seething hotbed of amplexus. This year.....nothing as yet. Updates to follow.