After weeks of hot dry weather, Nicholas teased us with the hope of rain. Instead, the storm danced up the coastline giving us a whole three tenths – yippee! Sadly, the Houston area received too much rain, and hurricane season isn’t over yet.

It has been a good summer for amphibians. The rains were heavy enough and came at just the suitable intervals for the frogs and toads to breed successfully. Amphibians, as you know, require bodies of water for their tadpole stage. During this first stage, they are aquatic vegetarians. Then t…