Very recently, we had rain in Lubbock - lots of it. It rained for days. The plants turned green. The playa lakes all filled up. I rejoiced in knowing that the frogs (if they ever became frogs) would have a home to return to. The playa lake (see blog link below) was full and overflowing. But, that was the end of May.
I rode over there yesterday to look around. The lake is back to a marshy series of puddles. It's an amazing place now for birders. I saw more than twenty snowy egrets and an equal number of green herons. Two mallard hens had ducklings paddling around. They are all there plucking all the aquatics life from the drying puddles. The birds are fat and happy.
May the wonder of our local wildlife, even in a stinky city park, overwhelm you!
Here is a link to the last tadpole post. Tadpoles in Clapp Park