With this first issue of Volume VI, Nature News Notes begins its 6th season. Publication is resumed after being suspended during the winter months because of the absence of the Naturalist from the Park.
The numerous inquiries received during the winter indicate that the little sheet was read and appreciated by a great many people and we are happy to greet you again with this issue. All the old readers who are interested in Nature News Notes will be continued on the mailing list as before and the Park Service will be glad to add the names of others who would find the sheet useful and instructive.
This summer you may expect stories again by Ranger-Naturalists Charles Landes and Clarence Hickok and by the Park Naturalist. In addition you may look forward to stories by Ranger-Naturalist Douglas Bonamy and Rangers Brockman and Warren, who will be connected with the educational department this season.
Some years ago the naturalist included the Pacific Toad on the lists of animals of the Park although he had never actually seen one or a record of one within the Park.
One of the first animals seen upon resuming duty on June 20th was a small toad, a last season's toad. He was found near the Nisqually River at Longmire Springs on the old river bar at an elevation of 2,700 feet. Apparently last season was a toad year for since that date several have been noted. One very large adult was found across the river from the one first noted at Longmire, and upwards of a dozen youngsters of last season on the Indian Henry's Trail a mile above Longmire. These fellows had attained a body length of about two inches and had wandered a long way from the water of their birthplace. They seemed to enjoy the soft dirt of the newly graded trail.
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