Thursday, January 17, 2008

This Birding Life, Episode 12

Thursday, January 17, 2008
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.


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.


On January 17, 2008 at 5:10 PM 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.

On January 17, 2008 at 5:35 PM Bill of the Birds said...


Nice concept! Think Keanu could play Fergus?

On January 17, 2008 at 7:14 PM 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!


On January 18, 2008 at 12:20 AM Bill of the Birds said...

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

On January 18, 2008 at 12:50 AM 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!

On January 18, 2008 at 2:17 AM 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.

On January 18, 2008 at 9:03 AM Mary said...

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

On January 18, 2008 at 9:33 AM Ali McGraw said...

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