Frog should be hypnotized (totally relaxed). If not, repeatsteps 7 through 10.
Turn frog over. Snap your fingers. Say BREE-DUP, BREE-DUP. Tickle its bottom. Say RIB-BIT, RIB-BIT.
Otherwise, be careful what you do and say. Frogs are acutely
susceptible to the power of suggestion.
In five to 10 minutes, the frog will wake up and hop away.
Say goodbye. Wipe your fingers, and keep them out of your mouth.
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Wednesday, July 3
Kids 2 & 3 explore the world of our most flamboyant insects butterflies. 10am @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, off Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick. $3; members $1. Rsvp: 410/535-5327.
Friday, June 28
Kids 57 investigate the problems that arise from garbage and litter, discover ways to reduce waste and make recycled paper. 2pm @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, off Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick. Free: 410/535-5327.
Families join park ranger Brian Campbell as dusk descends to learn about fireflies and why they light up evening skies. Go for a short walk and enjoy natures own fireworks display. Bring a flashlight. 8:30pm @ Kinder Farm Park, Jumpers Hole Rd. off Ritchie Highway, Millersville. Rsvp: 410/222-6115.
Saturday, June 29
A-hunting We Will Go
Kids 410 search for wild animals, their tracks and anything else they leave behind. 10am @ Earleigh Heights Ranger Station, off Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Rsvp: 410/222-6244.
Sunday, June 30
Kids 35, hear a story about the bugs that seem so abundant in the summer. 2pm @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, off Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick. Free: 410/535-5327.
Monday, July 1
Women of the Wilds
Girls entering grades 5 & 6 spend four days and one night hiking and canoeing around Calvert County. Learn backpacking and outdoor survival skills. Packs and tents provided. 10am3pm MW; 10am9am Th/F @ Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, off Sixes Rd., Prince Frederick. $95; members $65; rsvp: 410/535-5327