Day to day observations, whether delightful or truly objectionable
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Honestly, could you resist that face? Well, I could not. I was browsing around Deborah's Garden at http://deborahsgarden.blogspot.com/ and ran into this little fellow. Sorry, Deborah, he, uh, followed me home.
A couple of frogs or toads (toads are actually frogs) can be beneficial to your garden because they will eat snails, flies and other insects. We usually have a toad to take up summer residence in our backyard. He has his own toad house.
The sounds of frogs all sound a like to me, but different species of frogs have their own unique sounds. Frogs even have a variety of calls. They might be calling for a mate, signaling where their territory is, notifying a weather change, or saying that they are hurt or frightened. I have read that some frog calls can be heard a mile away.
Here is one frog call that is known by many, and I hear is one of the most popular frog songs of all times. "Hey, Kermit, you're on."