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RE: Re: frogs

How cool!  Thanks!  Since I only have two little frogs in our pond, I've not
heard any calls at all. :>(  Perhaps I have mute frogs?  

Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Theresa W.
Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 9:55 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: frogs

Well- I did a bit of research and apparently I likely have Pacific Treefrogs
living in my pots.  Here is a nifty link that has sound clips of them



TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:
> How cool Theresa.  I just love frogs.
> It really isn't very surprising to have frogs in flower pots, especially
> one gardens pretty much organically.    There are a number  of native
frogs to 
> California. Pesticides use and such has diminished  the numbers of 
> frogs greatly.  It's a misconception by many that frogs have  to 
> actually live in water at all times....although there are a few that 
> are  pretty much aquatic, many only use water as a source for breeding and
such, but  prefer moist areas.  The
> smaller the frog, the less amount of water needed  to breed and survive.

> People have a tendency to see more amphibians  in their landscapes if 
> they have lush foliage cover, moist  conditions...especially if there 
> is a drought elsewhere the frogs will go to  wherever they can find
moisture, coverage and food.
>  Most frogs/toads eat  insects and are a definite benefit to any 
> garden.  I bet in the evening or  after a rain, you can hear the 
> different calls of the frogs.
> There are a lot of websites to help you ID the frog according to pics  
> and sounds they make.
> Do you have a pond??  That definitely will attract the larger frogs  
> and toads.  Here the Gulf Coast Toad is everywhere, and will lay eggs 
> in  puddles on the street after a rain.  When we moved in (not much 
> landscaping  at all) I saw a number of tiny cricket or chirping frogs.  
> They made a cute  peeping noise in the evenings.  We are fortunate not 
> to have attracted any  bullfrogs though....which are the largest, and 
> will eat just about anything it  can fit in it's mouth...including 
> other frogs, birds, etc.  Definitely not  a good introduction.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 8/10/2006 11:02:17 PM Central Standard Time, 
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> About a  week ago I was on the back porch and checking out my potted 
> plants when I  realized a pair of eyes were staring back at me!  In 
> the catch tray  attached to a hanging pot was a little flog, hanging 
> over the edge  checking me out.  Since the pot was hanging, we were 
> about eye-to-eye.  And yes, I did startle!  So, I couldn't figure out  
> how the frog got in there, much less how it was surviving.  So I took  
> the pot down and put is on the ground so that the poor thing could hop 
> out  if it wanted and go find some food.  Which, the frog had 
> disappeared  by a couple hours later.  So, I hung the pot back up and 
> didn't see  the frog
> anymore- until yesterday.  The frog was back in the catch  tray AND in 
> the pot hanging next to it, there was another little  frog.  I 
> thought, how cool, I guess they are happy there, so just let  them be.  
> I have one other hanging pot out back, but it doesn't get  as much 
> water, so there was none in the catch tray.  So, I filled up  the 
> watering can and went to fill the catch tray in hopes of attracking  
> another frog there.  Well, as I was filling up the tray, yet ANOTHER  
> little frog popped his head up!  So, I stopped filling the tray,  
> since it was already occupied!  I have no clue how the frogs get in  
> or out of the pots- I'd love to see this in action.  I realize they  
> have little suction cup feet, but still- climbing up or down the 
> plastic  hangers can't be all that easy.  What do you think they  eat??
> Happy to have some frogs in  residence-
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