These globular plenty are one among my favourite components of spring in Maine

I just lately spent per week in Florida with my mother, plus a number of aunts and uncles. It was a hoot. The holiday was stuffed with sunshine, sandy seashores, fish tacos and fruity drinks. Plus, I visited a number of wonderful nature preserves. However I did have one concern — my frog and salamander eggs again right here in Maine.

Effectively, I suppose they aren’t mine, precisely. It’s not my place to lord over nature. However the eggs are positioned in forest swimming pools close to my home. I watched them seem in nice globular plenty all through April.

Raindrops cowl the contemporary leaves and unopened blossoms of trilliums on April 27, 2023, in Dedham. Credit score: Courtesy of Aislinn Sarnacki

In nature, issues can change so shortly. For a frog or salamander, per week is a very long time. So my fear was what if all of the eggs hatched earlier than I had an opportunity to see them develop? Or worse — what if the swimming pools dried up and the eggs shriveled and died?