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Decoding winter chorus frog message

harvesting wild oyster mushrooms from a Box Elder tree by the barn


We've got some chorus frogs here that sometimes get confused on warm December days like yesterday and let out a few wimpers.

My new wild mushroom system is to check familiar spots on these days.

A more scientific approach would be to monitor local soil temperatures.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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