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Dedicated to Eve Roper Eve Roper wrote The Alaskan Tree Frog freezes solid in winter. including the stopping of his heart...and when he thaws out in the spring...he wakes up and hops away!
frogs freeze in winter thaws back to life in hot spring...... tadpoles in deep pools

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Date: 1/31/2022 3:34:00 AM
Very fond of frogs, amazing how they have adapted to extreme weather..Delice
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Date: 1/30/2022 4:55:00 PM
Nicely crafted of these poor frozen little frogs; glad they are able to be revived.
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Date: 1/29/2022 3:57:00 AM
Amazing amphibians. That would be interesting to see but I would be concerned that I might freeze also in that deep cold. I am glad you used a jump start from Eve's work to write this one. Thanks for the visit to my page. Your visits are always inspiring. Sara
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Date: 1/28/2022 10:24:00 PM
Thanks for the info, Victor, and to freeze the human race, a rebirth??
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Date: 1/28/2022 9:01:00 AM
Victor, I had no idea frogs could freeze during the cold. Interesting. Today I learned something new. Blessings ~ Debra
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Date: 1/27/2022 4:17:00 PM
- You taught me something new ... interesting, Victor :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/26/2022 11:18:00 AM
So that's how the prince lived so long...lol interesting fact, I like the haiku!
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Date: 1/26/2022 10:38:00 AM
Loved the appearance of tadpoles, Victor. Shalom shalom
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Date: 1/26/2022 10:37:00 AM
Loved the appearance of tadpoles, Victor. Shalom shalom
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Date: 1/26/2022 6:15:00 AM
Almost like dying and being born again, I didn't know this, great haiku:)
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Date: 1/26/2022 5:20:00 AM
It's amazing they are reborn in Spring, Great Haiku Victor
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Date: 1/26/2022 2:51:00 AM
Amazing story and Haiku, dearest, Victor. Nature always surprises us. Thank you!
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Date: 1/26/2022 2:46:00 AM
This is beautiful Victor. How marvelous they stay alive through the cold. Fish do that too. How amazing nature is. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 1/25/2022 8:09:00 PM
Nature is a marvel, filled with wonders. A fascinating haiku, and a lovely dedication to Eve! :)
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Date: 1/25/2022 7:44:00 PM
very nice and also something I did not know. I remember catching tadpoles. That was so fun
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Date: 1/25/2022 1:08:00 PM
Researchers have found that wood frogs spend the winter frozen! This amazing strategy allows wood frogs to become active very early in spring, because the land thaws and warms more quickly than the ice-covered lakes The newly active frogs can mate and lay eggs in small ponds and even in melt water pools that dry up by midsummer. By contrast, frogs that hibernate underwater take longer to become active, so they must breed later. These frogs need permanent water that won’t dry out. Yet wood frogs have evolved ways to freeze solid for up to eight months each year. They’ve accomplished what would seem to be a biological miracle. https://www.nps.gov/gaar/learn/nature/wood-frog-page-2.htm
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Date: 1/25/2022 1:00:00 PM
Wonderful Haiku, Victor, thank you for the dedication of the poem. You are such a friend... Hugs and blessing to you my friend.
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Date: 1/25/2022 12:57:00 PM
Very nice
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Date: 1/25/2022 11:26:00 AM
How so very clever they are, I think some of us do a tad of that too, pun intended dear Victor, :)
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Date: 1/25/2022 6:30:00 AM
Wow! I also wrote a frog poem the other day, I didn’t know this though...fantastic x
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Date: 1/25/2022 6:04:00 AM
You are a good friend to Eve, Victor. Enjoyed your dedication in this informative haiku.
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Date: 1/25/2022 5:21:00 AM
I watched a time lapse video of this years ago....quite amazing
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Date: 1/25/2022 4:44:00 AM
Wonderful Haiku and beautiful devotion to Eve Victor. It's captivating with regards to those frogs.
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Date: 1/25/2022 4:21:00 AM
It is so very interesting ! Do they really exist or are they fictional ? A great dedication to Eve Roper !
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Date: 1/25/2022 10:40:00 PM
https://www.nps.gov/gaar/learn/nature/wood-frog-page-2.htm
Date: 1/25/2022 3:45:00 AM
Lovely dedication to Eve Victor, its fascinating about those frogs. Tom
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