Lang Elliot is one of the coolest guys out there. You may not have heard the name before, but chances are good that if you have listed to any North American bird, mammal, insect or amphibian id CD or tape, you've heard his work (and very likely his voice narrating the tracks). He's got a website called Music of Nature and he's regularly updating some of the nature sounds he's captured. Last night, I stumbled upon his Thunder Toad sounds. He narrates for about 30 seconds to set up the scene and then you get almost five full minutes of American toads trilling, spring peepers peeping and distant thunder from an approaching storm. I lovely reminder of summer for a girl who is watching another four to six inches of snow fall upon the existing 22 inches on the ground.