Week of October 22, 2017

Houston Clinch and the Parks Committee coordinated the recent installation of shrubs around the generator in Wildwood Park.  And the Mahtomedi Garden Club generously donated the money to make this happen!  We look forward to the plants maturing and giving cover to the big generator.  Thanks also to Bridget Sperl who initiated the opportunity.
My neighbor and I (and the walking mutts) came across a large (3-4 inches), black frog sitting on Wildwood Avenue last week.  He was in no hurry to go anywhere, so we helped him across to the ditch--which was probably less pleasant than the smooth, warm pavement.  He (she?) looked like a black version (no spots) of a very large leopard frog.
Any ideas what type?  My best guess is a wood frog.