Most people do not find Anura to be particularly attractive. Sure, you may hear someone refer to a frog as “intriguing”, but even that term is scarcely employed in relation to this particular Lissamphibia order. Adoring all of Amphibia, I cannot hope to comprehend the lack of relish that is present amongst the general populace where its members are concerned.
It is for this reason that I have always been surprised by the abiding popularity of A. callidryas. Colloquially termed the red-eyed tree frog, it has, to put all things simply, become an icon. It consumes nature-themed calendars, invades Telus commercials, and even adorns the Chinese copy of the ROM visitor’s guide.
As such, it’s only understandable that it also overtakes my room.
A promising rant followed by an amusing photograph and a very blatant declaration of my loyalty to the aforementioned commonly-loved species. I believe that was the herpetological equivalent of a “Rickroll”.
Now then, I’ve been thoroughly incapable of posting by dint of several rather large projects having woven their way into my unsuspecting schedule. I’m here now, however, and I intend to address several Math Circles problems, the serial comma, another medical problem, and the like in the next few days.