This evening we found a garter snake in the yard near our wood pile. I caught him so the boys could hold him for a bit. We had fun feeling his scales and watching him move through our hands. Ryan wasn't so thrilled... he wanted to chop him with a shovel. Porter named him "No Feet" and wanted to keep him (ok, so did I-- a little bit!). We held him for a bit and then released him out back near the swamp.
Pretty soon the salamanders and baby toads will be popping up all over the yard! YAY!