The Wood Frogs Return

Frogs' population continues to boom

As many frogs as we hear about dying out or becoming endangered, we often forget that there are some species of frogs that are so productive that they in less danger of being wiped out. Wood frogs, for example, begin mating within two days of coming out of hibernation, ensuring that they not only get the choice spots of water in which to breed but also that their numbers don't dwindle.

Even so, human involvement continues to hurt the frogs' numbers, as do environmental factors like invasive species and deadly fungi that kill frogs. Biologist intervention has helped populations recover and as scientists continue to re-populate areas there is hope for many species of frogs yet.

What kinds of frogs are you seeing at this time of year where you live?

photo courtesy of Wikipedia

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