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Toad Energy: A return to home (Part 2 of 3)

Toad Energy: A return to home (Part 2 of 3)

Each tentative step produced more frenzied hopping. Toadlet after toadlet scrambled over, under and through a spider web of dew-laced grass. The closer Cherie and I got to the shoreline, the more abundant the toadlets became. Having just meet a toad couple named Nelly...

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Toad Energy: A return to home (Part 1 of 3)

Toad Energy: A return to home (Part 1 of 3)

In August 2006, I poked a toad. While light and brief, my touch was enough to cause one thick, front arm to nudge slightly upward. This toad was indeed alive - that was all I needed to know. Relief and gratitude flooded my body. I am not proud of myself for poking a...

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