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The Indian Creek Woods marsh is teeming with amphibious pond life. Shown in a single handful is a plains leopard frog, adolescent tadpole and two freshwater snails. Photo: Drew Schmitt, nature, wildlife, animal, reptile, amphibian, frog, snail, tadpole

The Indian Creek Woods marsh is teeming with amphibious pond life. Shown in a single handful is a plains leopard frog, adolescent tadpole and two freshwater snails.

(2/2) ... and this leopard frog. Photo: Christine Ader, nature, wildlife, frog, leopard frog, animal

On a warm Feb. 28, you could go out for a lunchtime walk and see this winter tree and hear spring peepers.

The frog was parked outside the SiDet doors. It was a good thing the photographer, Leticia Shaddix, didn’t swing the door wide open or he would’ve been a injured. Shaddix took him to a nearby stream so he would have a chance to live a little longer.