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A Caribbean frog showed up in Cleveland, Ohio, last week. It was a young Cuban TreeFrog that hitched a ride from Florida in some plant material being shipped to a Cleveland floral shop. Continue reading
Adult Bullfrogs are the largest North American frog, and even their tadpoles can be a handful. But they start their lives at a much smaller size. Here are two photos showing one day’s development of a bullfrog egg. The first … Continue reading
A couple years ago I posted about leeches eating frog eggs. This year I spotted a struggling juvenile green frog floating near the surface of a pond. It was partway through metamorphosis, with all four legs, but also a long … Continue reading
May has been a great month for observing calling frogs in northeastern Ohio. Here are a couple videos taken in the last two weeks. The videos show Gray Treefrogs and Green Frogs. You can also hear American Toads and Spring … Continue reading
Here is a beautiful video by Rachel Lodge. The video combines natural sounds of birds and frogs with watercolors to illustrate the carbon cycle. Human perturbations of the carbon cycle are causing global warming. Carbon meditation / Returning to balance … Continue reading