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Re: Re: frogs


Listening to all of you talk about frogs makes me miss mine.  I used to see
all sorts of frogs...little tree frogs, bullfrogs, etc.  I love the sounds.
Now, I haven't seen one in our neighborhood for years.  Did see a nice big
owl two days ago.


> [Original Message]
> From: Cathy Carpenter <cathy.c@insightbb.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 8/12/2006 3:58:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Re: frogs
>
> Perhaps only the males vocalize?
>
> Cathy, west central IL, z5b
>
> On Aug 12, 2006, at 12:43 PM, Bonnie & Bill Morgan wrote:
>
> > 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?
> >
> > Blessings,
> > 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
> > singing.
> >
> > http://www.californiaherps.com/frogs/pages/p.regilla.sounds.html
> >
> > Theresa
> >
> > TeichFlora@aol.com wrote:
> >> How cool Theresa.  I just love frogs.
> >> It really isn't very surprising to have frogs in flower pots,  
> >> especially
> > if
> >> 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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