Many areas are getting more rainfall than usual during the winter months, which has caused a lot of problems, including flooding and property damage. But in England, the common frog is thriving in the wet winter weather after suffering from a dry winter for several years past.
If you're a frog lover, you have to check out this group of dumpy tree frogs on Instagram. Their owners run their "Dumb Thicc Dumpy Tree Frogs" page and it's full of such sweet frog goodness! Every little thing you love to watch frogs do? Yeah, they are doing it and more.
These frogs are adorable as they pile up, pose next to food, hide under a toadstool and more. My favorite is the one where the little green frog looks like he's bending his elbow to offer some sage advice. It's pretty meme-worthy.
Many of us frog lovers enjoy making spaces for our spring and summertime visitors. My family and I like making toad homes especially, cutting off the ends of cans to place in the soil to give them nice hiding spots. But what about frogs who are set to spawn?
My husband and I were at the pet store the other day looking at sale items for our dogs to chew up (I know some people who get cheap toys at the thrift store, which is great, but ours are 60 pounds and need something sturdier!) and we started browsing around and saw the most adorable Arrow Frogs for sale.
Here at Frog Source, we all love frogs and we know what dangers they face in the modern world. Their species are declining at such a rapid rate that we're losing entrie populations before we can even blink. Scientists are doing their best to try and help these amphibians recover and avoid extinction, but we need more people to care about them and the ever-looming climate crisis that threatens not just them but us all.
Here at Frog Source, most of us are frog lovers. We love everything about them, whether it's how cute they are, or the different frogs in pop culture, or even frog expressions. Many of us celebrate when they're not dissected anymore and a few here might even eat them, but we all agree that they're pretty awesome.
A photo of a frog dying while eating a spider has gone viral and I don't know if I've ever felt this many emotions regarding a single animal photo at once. Maybe photos of animals dying from global warming? But this... this is the oddest photo.
Imagine calling for a mate and getting eaten by a predator instead! That's what happens to many poor frogs, since their mating calls don't only alert other frogs to their positions, but predators like frog-eating flies also use the sound to track their prey.
In high school, I must admit that I loved dissection. It wasn't until I was presented of dissecting a cat in Anatomy when I decided it was too much, took a different course instead, and became a vegetarian. My veggie journey has changed off and on and I'm currently not one, but I still think vivisection is wrong, especially since we have so many other wonderful alternatives now.
Do you have a frog or toad visitor? We usually get one each summer and it's so much fun to guess where the frog will hang out as it waits to say hello to us when we get home. It's often by the porch light, catching flies and such, but sometimes it hangs out just above the door on a ledge, too.