October 2017

A Habitat Fit for Frogs

If you're a big lover of frogs, you may want to make sure that your yard is a great place for them to live, too. Making a frog-happy habitat is a wonderful and easy project we can all do to help foster growth in the dwindling frog populations. To create a safe haven for frogs, try the following:

Keep logs, leaves and other "natural debris" handy so frogs have a place to forage and stay hidden and safe. This may mean not raking at least part of your yard!

Hairy Frogs!

Given that it's almost Halloween, how about learning a bit about the horror frog? Also known as the wolverine frog or the hairy frog (my daughter dubbed it the werewolf frog, which is way better), it's an animal that breaks its own bones to grow bone claws (hence the Wolverine reference) and forces the claws through its footpads, a defense mechanism it performs whenever it feels threatened.