Posted by sydney on Jun 3rd, 1791
Myriads of tadpoles travers Comb-wood pond in shoales: when rain comes they will emigrate to land, & cover the paths & fields. We draw much water for the garden, so that the well sinks. Flowers are hurried out of bloom by the heat; spring-corn & gardens suffer.
Posted by sydney on Oct 14th, 1783
The potatoes in the meadow small, & the ground very stiff. Low creeping frogs.
Posted by sydney on Jul 20th, 1778
Much thunder. Some people in the village were struck down by the storm, but not hurt. The stroke seemed to them like a violent push or shove. The ground is well-soaked. Wheat much lodged. Frogs migrate from the ponds.
Posted by sydney on Jul 14th, 1776
Young frogs migrate, & spread around the ponds for more than a furlong: they march about all day long, separating in pursuit of food; & get to the top of the hill, & into the N. field.
Posted by sydney on Jul 10th, 1776
Some of the little frogs from the ponds stroll quite up the hill: they seem to spread in all directions.
Posted by sydney on Jun 29th, 1775
Young minute frogs migrate from the ponds this showery weather, & fill the lanes and paths: they are quite black.
Posted by sydney on Aug 2nd, 1772
Ground well moistened. The frogs from James Kinght’s ponds travel in troops to the top of the Hanger.
Posted by sydney on Jul 26th, 1772
Fine shower in the night. Distant thunder. Frogs migrate in myriads from the ponds.
Posted by sydney on Jul 12th, 1772
Barley & pease suffer much. Frogs continue to migrate from the ponds.
Posted by sydney on Jul 5th, 1772
Frogs migrate with the showers of yesterday. Dust flies. No appearance of rain left.