Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas

Explore these ideas and much more!

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely shore, there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more.

from the Guardian

Amphibians facing 'terrifying' rate of extinction

Amazon milk frog - The Mission golden-eyed tree frog or Amazon milk frog (Trachycephalus resinifictrix) is a large species of arboreal frog native to the Amazon Rainforest in South America. It is sometimes referred to as the blue milk frog. It was first discovered along the Maracanã River in Brazil.

from latimes.com

In Alaska, wood frogs freeze for seven months, thaw and hop away

During the cold winters, the Alaskan Wood Frog becomes a frog-shaped block of ice. It stops breathing, and its heart stops beating. When Spring arrives the frog thaws and returns to normal going along its merry way...wow, amazing!

from Telegraph.co.uk

Amazing bugs, reptiles and amphibians photographed by Igor Siwanowicz

from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 28 September 2011

~~A four-day-old African spurred tortoise sits on the head of its mother in their enclosure in Nyiregyhaza Animal Park in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary | EPA/Attila Balazs~~