SINCE WE ALWAYS HAVE NEW MEMBERS - HERE ARE THE RULES - YOU CAN ONLY GUESS 1X BEFORE NYACK COMES BACK WITH THE ANSWERS AS TO WHICH LETTERS ARE CORRECT.
HOWEVER IF YOU REALLY THINK YOU KNOW THE ANSWER - YOU CAN GUESS - BUT PLEASE DON'T GUESS UNLESS YOU ARE PRETTY SURE - IT MESSES THINGS UP IF YOU GUESS PART OF IT AND NOT ALL OF IT - THEN I NEVER KNEW WHAT LETTERS TO TAKE OFF ETC. HOPE THAT MAKES SENSE!
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Always seem the first and then someone wins before I get back...life I suppose -
I'm sorry Val- that does seem unfair, doesnt it?- to do all the work unraveling the puzzel for someone else to guess when it becomes more obvious. Not sure what we can do about that
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Hi Val and Nyack Being busy all day, I can usually get here in the Morning and Monitor all day:-0 However, sometimes I can't get here until later in the day or the next...at this point someone has guessed or NOT!!! Oh well , I still enjoy playing and will continue to do so After all of that how about an A Please Love you all ) ) ) Barb E. ( The Matrix Kitty) See ya soon !
Has my moratorium ended?
BTW, is there a limit on how many letters that can be guessed at one time?
Yes John- One letter at a time
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Hello there strangers! xoxox Missed you! Val, Barbara & Nyack! Well Hows about a "C"????
HELLO, MARILYN! Nice to see you! Have a terrific Sunday!
E, A, C
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Boy...been around on sites right after you Nyack~ you jump around like a fast bunny!!!
Umm A "C"???
I was staring right at it and wanted to get back to the "Good News" and what a dufuss! Asked for the C again...I had meant a "B" DUH!!!
lol... no B, Mar
E, A, C, B
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"R"? Got me on this one!!! Guessing wild.
Well... that was a really good "wild guess"!
E, A, C, B, R
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Hey --- You added an extra "E" in this one now....
How's about an "I"?
yea, I know...i forgotted one, lol- Val already guessed "E"- I guess I wasnt fully awake
E, A, C, B, R, I
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California Red legged Frog?
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Protect Wetands and Endangered Species
Endangered Frogs Destroyed by Golf Course
California red-logged frogs are federally listed as a threatened species and protected by law. They are the largest native frog in the Western United States and have disappeared from 70% of their historic range due to human activities. Today they are only found in isolated pockets in California and Baja. A golf course in northern California has been killing them by removing water from their habitat, which causes their egg masses to dry up so they die.
“We intend to see that this conduct is fully prosecuted, and have asked wildlife agencies to ensure the entities responsible never play god with endangered wildlife again,” said Brent Plater, executive director of the Wild Equity Institute.
Source: Eco Watch
The reason draining keeps taking place at Sharp Golf Course near Pacifica is flooding problems, but a scientific study found the best solution is simply to remove the golf course. Restoring the natural habitat, rather than destroying it is often the best choice.
Even though they have been prohibited from doing so, staff at the golf course have continued activities that kill the frogs and damage the habitat. The March 2nd court filing says, “…even though the United States Fish and Wildlife Service -“FWS” or “Service”- has now expressly told RPD that it may not move egg masses without obtaining formal incidental take authorization pursuant to Sections 7 or 10 of the ESA. See Dec. 8, 2011 letter from FWS to RPD (Declaration of Howard Crystal -“Crystal Decl.”-, Exhibit ”
California red-legged frogs are the preferred prey of San Francisco garter snakes, so when the frogs are killed by golf course staff, they are also depleting the snakes’ main food source. These snakes are an endangered subspecies and are also protected by law. There may be only 1,000-2,000 of them remaining in the San Francisco area.
To tell San Francisco mayor Ed Lee to protect the red-legged frogs and garter snakes, sign the petition here.
Image Credit Chris Brown, Public Domain
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California Red-legged Frog
California red-legged frogs are endemic to California and extreme northern Baja California, Mexico. This species occurs most commonly along the Northern and Southern Coast Ranges, and in isolated areas in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The frog is a federally listed threatened species of the United States and is protected by law.
The back of Rana draytonii is brown, grey, olive, or reddish color, with black flecks and dark, irregular, light-centered blotches, and is coarsely granular. There is a dark mask with a whitish border above the upper jaw, and black and red or yellow mottling in the groin. The lower abdomen and the underside of its hind legs are normally red. Males can be recognized by their enlarged forelimbs, thumbs, and webbing. Juveniles have more pronounced dorsal spotting, and may have yellow, instead of red, markings on the underside of the hind legs. A characteristic feature of the red-legged frog is its dorsolateral fold, which is visible on both sides of the frog, extending roughly from the eye to the hip. Rana draytonii looks very similar to the Northern Red-legged Frog and was previously considered a subspecies.
ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOR
This species is estimated to have disappeared from 70% of its range, and is now only found in about 256 streams or drainages in 28 counties of California. However, California red-legged frogs are still common along the coast and the majority of their population declines are in the Sierra Nevadas. Breeding occurs from November to March (breeding has been recorded earlier in the southern limits of its range). The male frogs' advertisement call is a series of a few small grunts, usually given while swimming around underwater. Choruses are weak and easily missed. This species is usually active in daylight and inhabits dense, shrubby or emergent riparian vegetation and still or slow-moving perennial and ephemeral water bodies that also serve as breeding sites. The California red-legged frog hybridizes with the Northern red-legged Frog in Sonoma County and Marin County is an important food source for the endangered San Francisco garter snake.
The tadpoles (larvae) of this species may metamorphose into frogs within several months of hatching from the egg, or may "overwinter", which extends the time it takes a tadpole to metamorphose from seven to 13 months.Recent discoveries, such as overwintering, have management implications for this threatened species, particularly when aquatic habitat undergoes modification.
This frog is listed as threatened and is protected by California law. The main cause of declines is habitat loss and destruction, but introduced predatory species such as bullfrogs, might also be a big factor. After years of litigation initiated by land developers organizations, specifically the Home Builders Association of Northern California, and scientific back-and-forth, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced in April 2006 the designation of about 450,000 acres -1800 km²- of critical California habitat for the threatened frog. This protected habitat did not include any land in Calaveras County, the setting of Mark Twain's short story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County", which features this species.
On 17 September 2008, the US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to more than triple the habitat of the California red-legged frog, citing political manipulation by former deputy assistant secretary at the United States Department of the Interior Julie MacDonald. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Development and destruction of wetlands have eliminated the frogs from more than 70% of their historic range. MacDonald would have reduced what was left of the frog's range by 82%."San Mateo County and Monterey County of CA seem to have some of the largest healthy populations of these frogs, especially in coastal wetlands.
In March 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced 1,600,000 acres (6,500 km2) of protected land for the species throughout California The largest population of the frog will be given protection on a 48-acre stretch of land in Placer County.
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Congratulations Marilyn ) ) ) !!!!! Already signed petition and noted the info:-0 Nyack Frogs are soooo cool
Slippery little critters! Did guess and "N" (before I got it) and was thinking to myself I know this but, was so upset about something else put in the "N", then it was still time for me to edit and was thinking I know this, I know this...thus the guess!
Thanks guys, but don't know if it counts since I did edit my message. Kinda got to play with Nyack while I was signing petitions and fussing with my laptop! What a morning it was! Brain FOG to say the least!
Petition was signed in December of last year! But, thank you Nyack for putting these into a FUN GAME to get more signatures, very SMART!
Petition signed. Thanks Nyack