Thursday, January 17, 2008

This Birding Life, Episode 12

Bullfrog tadpoles.

Messing around with nature can really screw up the balance in an otherwise stable ecosystem. Take Fergus the bullfrog for example. When he was first released into a small backyard pond, he was a cute little tadpole just living his life. Two years later he was a voracious predator.

Fergus the bullfrog, looking hungry.


Intrigued?

Then you might want to listen to the new episode of my podcast This Birding Life available from Podcast Central on the Bird Watcher's Digest website. This episode is called "Paradise Lost" and features Julie Zickefoose reading from her best-selling book Letters From Eden.

Episodes of TBL are also available from the iTunes Store. Just click on 'podcasts' and search for This Birding Life.

This Birding Life is sponsored by Houghton Mifflin and hosted on the Web by Bird Watcher's Digest.

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8 Comments:

At 5:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice story (but of course you knew that!)

As I listened my mind came up with the spurious thought of a version of Watership Down with frogs instead of rabbits, and Fergus as General Woundwort.

 
At 5:35 PM, Blogger BT3 said...

Anon:

Nice concept! Think Keanu could play Fergus?

 
At 7:14 PM, Blogger Tom said...

Bill....I love these podcasts. Thank you for giving something nice to listen while I'm stuck in the office during the winter!

Tom

 
At 12:20 AM, Blogger BT3 said...

Thanks Tom! Happy to do them--just wish I had more time to do them more regularly.

 
At 12:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another thanks for the podcasts...I am happy to see a new one. I download them to my Ipod and listen on my lunch time walks - when weather permits. Keep em coming when you can!

 
At 2:17 AM, Blogger Island Rambles Blog said...

I really like the podcasts as it really brings things to life..please do more of them and the drawings are nice on your blog today...cheers.

 
At 9:03 AM, Blogger Mary said...

Ahhh, Fergus. I could read it again and again.

 
At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Ali McGraw said...

I dunno, you have to have some range to play a bullfrog.

 

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