Has it been that Long? When did I grow old? It seems like only yesterday when this primeval lullaby rocked me to sleep in my youth…a condition, I might add, wasted on the young.
Much older than man, these sounds may not survive him. Mason County is among the least healthy in the State–and the frogs have noticed. Nature’s aquatic canaries are displaying birth defects and skin abnormalities given they breathe through it. Treasure this chorus of bells and amphibians because when they’re gone, we’ll have only our recordings to remember them by. Rachael Carson was right–our sins will echo in a silent spring.