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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 2, 2009
3:10 AM

Post #6896190

There seem to be many DGers who love frogs, toads and other amphibians.

For those on dial-up, perhaps a new thread is in order. And what better way
to spread the good word about frogs and toads? :-)

Post your hoppity little darlings here, please?

KM

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
3:55 AM

Post #6896329

My frogs are so annoyed with you, Wuvie. I had to run out and bother them for fresh photos. ;)

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
3:56 AM

Post #6896333

Peek-a-boo!

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
3:57 AM

Post #6896337

Glamour shot:

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
12:07 PM

Post #6896921

I just discovered this little guy this morning. He's about an inch long, and is either the product of the adult bullfrogs we have in our pond, or perhaps one of several tadpoles we relocated from a friends yard (he discovered them in a small tub of water).

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
8:39 PM

Post #6898520

Cute pic's everybody.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
8:40 PM

Post #6898526

This one has had enough of the heat!

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
8:41 PM

Post #6898529

Beahive -- if I could be reincarnated, I'd want to be a frog lucky enough to live in your pond. They all looks so happy and healthy, and are so very photogenic!
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
8:42 PM

Post #6898533

The tadpole is unaware of what is above him.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
8:44 PM

Post #6898540

Thanks JlJ.. Plenty of room the more the merrier!
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
8:49 PM

Post #6898560

This may be a silly question, but what happens to a tadpole's tail once they get their legs? Does it shrivel up and "get sucked into it's body", does it fall off? I just thought about that looking at your last picture.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
9:16 PM

Post #6898661

It gets hidden away in their body.They will have a little nub once they are old enough to go on land and it finally just becomes a bum!
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #6898691

You always have the bestest frog pics, Bea. Your frogs are supermodels! :)
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
9:27 PM

Post #6898717

I quite enjoyed your "glamour shot" pony! :)
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
9:43 PM

Post #6898781

I hope to write a book one day using their photos or maybe just a coffee table book of photo's. Will see what the future brings.
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
10:04 PM

Post #6898880

Ooh, that would be so cool. :D

Just went out to get fresh photos. They're being so cooperative now that I have the umbrellas shading the pond.

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 2, 2009
10:06 PM

Post #6898889

You can't see me- I is camouflaged... isn't I?

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #6899673

Mirror, mirror, on the wall...

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6899708

What a cute shot! :D
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
1:38 AM

Post #6899723

Just take the picture, already.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
2:56 AM

Post #6900033

How cute. Did he/she react to it's reflection?


Taking a few laps in the pond.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
2:57 AM

Post #6900037

and a few more to keep my girlish figure!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
2:58 AM

Post #6900041

Time for a break..the life guard blew the whistle.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6900046

Think I will get something from the snack bar.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
3:01 AM

Post #6900052

Did somebody say snack time?

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
3:03 AM

Post #6900055

Gosh its hot!

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
3:43 AM

Post #6900218

Heehee. Water Hyacinth makes a great parasol! Great photos as always, Bea. :)
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
1:15 PM

Post #6901129

LOL...we keep finding them in our Hyacinth as well.

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 3, 2009
1:18 PM

Post #6901143

Eating fat-free mosquitos helps keep the waistline down:

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solegypsy
Denver, CO

August 3, 2009
4:53 PM

Post #6901992

I'm an urban gardener who has set up a pond, not still water. Has a "bubbler" and next year a waterfall. I want frogs & toads but haven't a clue where to obtain "starters". I do not want to remove them from their wildlife habitat. Is there an online source for these critters?
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 3, 2009
5:13 PM

Post #6902062

This place sells tadpoles not sure what species they are. You may wish to ask so they will not eat any local frogs. How long has your pond been in? Give it time the locals most likely will come.
http://www.tricker.com/prod-p-tadpoles
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 4, 2009
11:16 AM

Post #6905264

I purchased bullfrog tadpoles from my local nursery, but we also had 3 bullfrogs just show up one day last summer, and they returned again this year. You know the expression -- if you build it, they will come! :)
mothermole
Deer Park, IL
(Zone 5b)

August 4, 2009
2:19 PM

Post #6905746

WUVIE: Feed that frog something-he's anorexic! LOL!
Dirt_Road
Janice~ Gulf Coast, MS
(Zone 9a)

August 4, 2009
8:09 PM

Post #6906958

Good Gosh, Im gonna have to start packing a camera around outside with me.. Mine all roam free. lol.. Hop Hop Here and and a Hop HOP there, they are everywhere at times.. And at night the bayou is full of song.. Hmm I do have one picture I took last year, I will have to search for it.. It was so cute.. He just sitting in a rain pipe.. I guess he lives in there???

Anyhow.. Thanks everyone for posting the pictures..

the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 4, 2009
8:14 PM

Post #6906975

Wuvie, that frog looks like it's been doing waist training with corsets!

Here's this morning's stalking results:

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 4, 2009
8:14 PM

Post #6906977

One more:

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 4, 2009
10:33 PM

Post #6907535

Just snapped a picture of Bud ... lounging in his pond without a care in the world! It almost looks like he's straddling a small stalk of the iris.

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 4, 2009
10:39 PM

Post #6907555

Iris? You mean the froggie couch! Great photo. :)
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 5, 2009
1:59 AM

Post #6908384

Double feature! :)

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
1:25 AM

Post #6912415

*dies from the cuteness*

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
1:33 AM

Post #6912444

Its hard to see in the picture but this guy was lying on a bed of hyacinth roots.

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6912461

He looks smug... hehe. Is that a second frog on the left, on the hyacinth?
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
1:35 AM

Post #6912464

This little guy was sunning between two lily pads. Looks like a he broke the tip off one of my liles or lotus as it is suck to his leg.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
1:39 AM

Post #6912478

pony..great observation!! Sure is another frog!!. As the pond fills with all the plants it is getting harder for me to see them all. They are great hiders!


This little guy was holding on with just one "finger".

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
1:41 AM

Post #6912485

All is good at the pond. Everybody was smiling today!

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2009
1:42 AM

Post #6912491

Acris crepitans blanchardi - formerly referred to as Blanchard's
Cricket Frog, a.k.a. Acris crepitans crepitans - Eastern Cricket Frog.

A tiny little fellow with an interesting sound similar (at least to me) to
that of a ping pong ball being dropped on a hard surface once, then
twice, three times and such, then progressively faster until the sounds
blend together. Note the tell-tale triangle on it's head.

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
1:43 AM

Post #6912495

They are great hiders. My teeny ones are very hard to spot sometimes, even when they're right under my nose! Sometimes all I see is a little head sticking up onto a plant. hehe.

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
1:44 AM

Post #6912507

Wuvie, he's a cutie- extra bumpy! :)
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #6912512

Wuvie..your Eastern cricket frog is cool. Love the triangle and his banded legs & toes.

Pony..he is a cute little one. He looks a bit worried.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2009
1:48 AM

Post #6912519

And I thought I had long legs...

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
1:57 AM

Post #6912556

What a beauty! Pretty markings on him/her.
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
2:04 AM

Post #6912574

Oh wow... polka-dotted splendor!
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 6, 2009
2:05 PM

Post #6913937

He (she?) would like to show off the legs a bit more.
It's no wonder they can jump so far!

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 6, 2009
9:47 PM

Post #6915716

Daaaaang. Good thing frogs don't wear pantyhose- she'd never find any long enough! ;D
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2009
12:38 AM

Post #6916342

These two seem to like hangin' out together.

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #6916417

Oh, Pony, how fun!
Glad you shared your buddies.

These two were buddies, but only temporarily until
the photo shoot was over with. LOL.

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2009
2:15 AM

Post #6916779

Awww! So cute! :D

I just found a teeeeeny tiny tree frog when I was watering, but got no pics, he skedaddled deep into the laurel hedge. I'm happy to know he's there, though. :)
TXdoodlebug
San Antonio, TX

August 7, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #6918293

Pony - your pics are great - but what is that cute little plant in many of your pictures with tiny leaves? Please don't tell me it's mosiac plant - I bought some and when I had my racoon attack they all disappeared and it was my favorite water plant. They seem fragile and so they were shredded, I guess along with my water clover and several other plants. Do you know what it is? Thanks.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 7, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #6918445

Hi TX, I hope Pony doesn't mind me answering for her.
I believe you are referring to Lemna minor, also known as
Common Duckweed.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1987/

:-) KM



the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2009
7:30 PM

Post #6919415

If it's the smooth light green leaves you are referring to, Wuvie nailed it; duckweed. If it's the velvety looking dark green, it's fairy moss.
TXdoodlebug
San Antonio, TX

August 7, 2009
8:27 PM

Post #6919597

Thanks Wuvie - I had some (not much) duckweed and the fish ate it all - like candy to them. I think Pony's right that I'm referring to the fairy moss. Does anyone have a link to fairy moss? I'm sure it has more names - anyway, I want them both - I don't know why but I just love floating plants - so pretty, not to mention easy (my favorite attribute) just toss 'em in and they multiply if the fish are well fed.
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 7, 2009
8:32 PM

Post #6919624

The DG info page is here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/64246/

I got mine at a local pond supply store, she just threw a couple handfuls in with the other stuff I bought. If you don't have a pond supply place near you, just google "azolla" or "fairy moss" and you'll find places you can order it online. :)
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 9, 2009
1:28 AM

Post #6924437

Pretty slow out at the pond today. This little guy was the only one out of the water today.

This message was edited Aug 8, 2009 6:28 PM

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 9, 2009
1:29 AM

Post #6924440

This one thought he was hiding.

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 9, 2009
2:16 AM

Post #6924555

I haven't seen a frog all day- guess they're hunkered down trying to keep warm somewhere. (I hope- I always worry about birds getting them... eek.)
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 9, 2009
3:15 AM

Post #6924762

I spoke too soon- this little one popped up onto a water hyacinth a few minutes ago.

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TXdoodlebug
San Antonio, TX

August 9, 2009
3:44 PM

Post #6926057

Pony - Is that a leopard frog?
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 9, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #6926832

That little guy is a Cascades frog, as far as I can tell.
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 9, 2009
9:45 PM

Post #6927415

Today's best pic:

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TXdoodlebug
San Antonio, TX

August 9, 2009
11:03 PM

Post #6927677

He's very handsome.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2009
12:42 AM

Post #6928025

Though this picture is blurry, it was the only one I could get quick
enough. This little guy is trying to tell us all something:

PEACE

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2009
12:47 AM

Post #6928042

We won't tell hubby the first vessel I could grab to catch frogs in
was his drinking glass.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 10, 2009
12:49 AM

Post #6928050

That's a great shot of the three frogs !
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2009
12:50 AM

Post #6928053

Wouldn't it be fun to be this color?

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 10, 2009
12:52 AM

Post #6928069

Love his little nubby toes! So cute!
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #6928087

After I harassed this guy, he requested at least one head shot:

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 10, 2009
3:55 AM

Post #6928809

Bahahaha! The one of all three on the glass is priceless! :D
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2009
7:41 PM

Post #6935395

This funny-shaped little guy is an Eastern Narrow-Mouthed
gastrophryne Carolinensis. There seems to be misleading information
on whether it is a toad or a frog in some sources.

They hide during the day so as not be eaten by bullfrogs, egrets and
snakes. If the poor little guy is eaten, he emits a foul substance. If
he must go, he's not going without a stink, not to mention a bad taste.

The females lay five hundred eggs. Wow.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 11, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #6935399

"The females lay five hundred eggs."

I'd be plump in the middle, too! LOL
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2009
7:44 PM

Post #6935408

A better view of his silhouette:

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 11, 2009
7:47 PM

Post #6935416

And a close-up of his / her face. I didn't get to look at the
neck, so I could not determine for certain. Much too wriggly:

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 11, 2009
8:26 PM

Post #6935537

What a funny, puffed-up looking little critter!
TXdoodlebug
San Antonio, TX

August 12, 2009
12:17 AM

Post #6936320

Wuvie - Never seen nor even heard of such. Was he in your yard or pond? Not the prettiest little guy, but certainly very interesting, especially if he just showed up. If so, they must have sent out the word that you have ideal conditions.
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2009
12:30 AM

Post #6936361

Wuvie's got the posh froggie resort, all the frogs want to live there! :)
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2009
12:57 AM

Post #6936463

LOL Pony, indeed. All the frogs in Cherokee County know where to go.

We've seen plenty of these little guys, but this one was by far the fattest
little booger I'd seen. They like to hide under rocks, so when I flipped one
up and over, there he was, ready to run. After the photo shoot (LOL) he
was put back where he was before I disturbed him.

Here is a lighter one found earlier this year, sitting on a bowling ball:

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2009
12:59 AM

Post #6936473

Another shot of the same little one:

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2009
2:30 AM

Post #6936868

I love that little one. Too cute. I searched for more info on him and found that they have unusual vocals.

here is the link if you wish to listen,

http://www.enature.com/fieldguides/detail.asp?recNum=AR0544
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2009
2:53 AM

Post #6936937

Hahaha! They sound like sheep! My hubby just said he's glad we don't have those here. hehehe.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 12, 2009
1:17 PM

Post #6937923

Oh my gosh, you should hear them when a pond full of them get
going. The males all hang out in a pond tub we have, and it is
LOUD. There are also many that hang out behind the office, and
when they get going, it is hilarious. It does sound like a flock of
sheep, all going 'Mehhhhhhhhhhhhhh' at the same time.

Very loud for such little guys.

BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2009
2:10 PM

Post #6938096

Here is one of my recent tadpole conversions.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2009
2:13 PM

Post #6938107

Hanging out on cloudy& rainy day.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2009
2:14 PM

Post #6938116

Hiding in a pot.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #6938156

This big one was just staring at something for the longest time. Must have been dinner or something. He later hopped off into the bushes.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2009
2:35 PM

Post #6938203

The next day another one was sitting about in the same spot . When I got to close he jumped into the filter basket. Took this shot before his release. Time to clean the filter. Yuck!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 12, 2009
2:37 PM

Post #6938210

This is a 2" baby doing her morning stretch.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
2:58 AM

Post #6948053

It was very active in the pond today. Many cute faces were ready to pose for pictures.


This is a new little one. Still had a tail nub.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
3:00 AM

Post #6948060

This is also a tiny one. He is a bit farther along than the one in the last photo. No tail nub and cute as a button!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
3:03 AM

Post #6948074

This one kept me entertained most of the day. He changed locations & position a lot . He has a very
bony body and can get into some wierd poses. Here is is up on a rock.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
3:06 AM

Post #6948091

He sat like this for well over an hour. I have never seen anything like this. He/She has a big belly.
To late for babies I think..just good bug picking I guess !

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
3:08 AM

Post #6948100

Then back up to the top of another rock

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
3:10 AM

Post #6948104

It looked very tired late this afternoon.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
3:12 AM

Post #6948108

This is the biggest one in the pond right now. Her body is about 6".

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
3:14 AM

Post #6948111

She ventured out of the reeds later this afternoon for a rest in the pot of elephant ears.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
3:15 AM

Post #6948118

This one is so pretty!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
3:16 AM

Post #6948121

Last for today..the action shot.

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 15, 2009
4:04 AM

Post #6948238

That one looks like it's doing some kind of frog yoga!

Every one of my frogs has disappeared. I haven't seen one in five days. I'm so sad. I'm afraid birds got them or something :(
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2009
4:38 AM

Post #6951985

Pony.sorry to hear about your MIA frogs. They do tend to wander but sometimes return. Keep up the faith that they will return and bring some friends back with them.
KennyJM
Kemptville, ON
(Zone 5a)

August 16, 2009
1:57 PM

Post #6952650

I think frogs just add more life to the pond. Along with the dragonflies, hummingbirds, it's quite amazing what a pond attracts. This little guy wasn't sure what I was up to. He looks a little apprehensive.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2009
2:52 PM

Post #6952787

I noticed two new babies in the lotus pond this morning.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2009
2:53 PM

Post #6952794

And here it is again.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 16, 2009
2:55 PM

Post #6952799

And here is the second baby I spotted.

I think they're a little skittish still, not used to the paparazzi shoving cameras in their faces yet! LOL

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 20, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #6969797

relaxing by a lily

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 20, 2009
10:05 PM

Post #6969807

This little guy has been keeping me entertained. He sits on these rocks and tries to catch the bee's in the hollyhocks. He jumps up towards the flowers and usually misses the bee and ends up making a back flip into the water. He then sulks for a while and starts the cycle all over again. This has been going on for a few day's now.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 20, 2009
10:11 PM

Post #6969826

Spotted this guy when I was watering yesterday. He has a very pointy snout compared to my other frogs.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 20, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #6969837

Here he is close up.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 20, 2009
10:14 PM

Post #6969839

If you look closely you can see this one is shedding.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2009
2:38 AM

Post #6988798

Poking up through the lilly pads to see what is going on.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2009
2:40 AM

Post #6988801

Soaking up some rays while waiting for lunch to fly by.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2009
2:41 AM

Post #6988804

These water hyacinths make great "floaters".

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 26, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #6988811

Enjoying his day!

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ridesredmule
Barnesville (Charle, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 26, 2009
3:40 PM

Post #6990437

Golly, got the pond filled, got to put in a lily or two, then watch (or listen) to them arrive.
Beautiful frog pictures you all. I love them.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2009
10:19 PM

Post #6999053

Hello. Hope you all had a good day! I just love swimming!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2009
10:21 PM

Post #6999059

A baby one hiding from all that lerks in the pond.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2009
10:23 PM

Post #6999069

Ho hum..I am bored today. Just sitting here twitting my thumbs!!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #6999072

Another baby keeping a low profile.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2009
10:25 PM

Post #6999082

I have the prettiest belly! Check it out!

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TXdoodlebug
San Antonio, TX

August 28, 2009
10:38 PM

Post #6999128

Gosh BeaHive - You take the MOST beautiful (& charming) pictures.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2009
10:57 PM

Post #6999187

Thanks but the frogs should take the credit. I just love them and they are very photogenic!
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2009
11:04 PM

Post #6999210

Ah, but you do have a way with the camera, Bea. Your non-frog photos are gorgeous too. :)
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

August 28, 2009
11:12 PM

Post #6999238

Well Thanks.How are things with your pond and the raccoons?
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
12:40 AM

Post #6999580

All's well, the electric fence keeps them away from the pond. Still no sign of my little frogs, though. :(
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
1:05 PM

Post #7000793

I've been slacking a bit ... my apologies. We've discovered a few new babies in our ponds, which I've managed to snap a few pictures of. They're a little more skittish about the camera still as they're not used to it, like Bud here, who is used to and quite comfortable in front of the camera.

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TXdoodlebug
San Antonio, TX

August 29, 2009
1:20 PM

Post #7000819

I am loving these froggy pics, but could you all identify what kind they are if you happen to know? jljo- I'm fascinated by your brown spotted frog with a green face - who is he? Very interesting.

P.S. I acquired a vivarium last week with a resident Blue Poison Dart Frog and he's beautiful! Not meant for the outside of course. I have to feed him (wingless) fruit flies which I'm not crazy about but it's not so bad once you get the hang of it and his little back toes twitch when he gets excited - a curiosity of the breed - possibly caused by excitement, like eating. That I understand.
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
2:34 PM

Post #7001043

Here is one of the little fellas ... I think he thinking, "surely she doesn't see me sitting here".

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
2:39 PM

Post #7001067

Hubby says (and sources on here confirm) that our's are all bullfrogs. I'm not sure if there is a particular variety or not. I just enjoy watching/observing them.

Here's another of the two bopsy twins ... our babies.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
2:43 PM

Post #7001078

Peek-a-boo ... you can't seez me!

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #7001088

Sneakin' up on Bud ...

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
2:51 PM

Post #7001112

Ahhh, I seez me a meal!

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
3:00 PM

Post #7001142

Bud thought he was hiding from me ... ha ha ha ...

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

August 29, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #7001158

And just to mix it up a bit, here's a picture of my lotus when it bloomed. :)

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2009
11:38 PM

Post #7045563

Creamy!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 10, 2009
12:27 AM

Post #7045709

He is beautiful! Did you find him in your pond?

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2009
1:04 AM

Post #7045841

No, actually I was walking through a field of mostly switchgrass. Found him in shorter perimeter grass and wildflowers. Although there is a pond on the property, He was really no where near any water.

BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 10, 2009
1:43 AM

Post #7045955

He is great. Have you had any frogs at your pond ?

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2009
1:17 PM

Post #7047123

Not since that one Leopard frog stopped by for the day.

:(
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 10, 2009
1:39 PM

Post #7047180

That is a shame. Maybe next spring they will come and lay some eggs.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2009
2:45 PM

Post #7047365

hope so. I hear lots in the area. don't know what kind
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2009
2:59 PM

Post #7047416

Though a bit blurry taken through the tank, this is
one of our fat little floaters with developing legs:

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

September 10, 2009
3:02 PM

Post #7047425

Yet another with both arms and legs, much smaller
than the last one posted:

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 10, 2009
3:20 PM

Post #7047490

Great pictures Wuvie! So cute!
Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2009
5:50 PM

Post #7055574

Hi all,

I'm a new pond owner and would love to know what kind of frog this little guy is. I found him in my water fall the other day and then again today in one of the plants. He is not skiddish like the bullfrogs are. I have yet to see anything but a foot from those guys. I know I have at least bulls. What can I expect to happen to them when the winter arrives? Will they hibernate somewhere and return in the spring?

Thanks!!
Jeannine

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2009
5:51 PM

Post #7055579

Here are a few pix of our pond.

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2009
5:52 PM

Post #7055585

My happy fish!

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 12, 2009
5:55 PM

Post #7055592

Another pond pix. I have to have the little fence around for now b/c our golden retriever is quite enamored with our fish!

Also, I removed about 1/3 of the lettuces after I took this.

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2009
6:21 PM

Post #7055705

Jeannine, he looks like a Leopard frog.

Your pond is beautiful. I have pond envy. :)
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2009
6:27 PM

Post #7055727

Beautiful Pond. I think he may be a Pickerel Frog.He seems more on the browish side vs. green. You can be the judge as you have seen him first hand. He is handsome!,
Here is a link to a site that has pictures of Native frogs of Virginia.
http://www.pwconserve.org/wildlife/herps/frogsandtoads.htm
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 12, 2009
7:46 PM

Post #7055966

I was at a lady's house picking up some broken concrete yesterday, and there were wee little tree frogs all over her garden. I almost cried. I miss my froggies! :(
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

September 13, 2009
12:16 AM

Post #7057019

He has emerged!

The little frog above, not the fat floaty one, was sitting on top
of the tadpole tank when I woke up Friday morning. He was
photographed as I found him (or her) then taken the wild outdoors
to begin his life as a tree frog!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 13, 2009
2:36 AM

Post #7057576

Congratulations! What a little cuttie!



One of the big boys in my pond.

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

September 14, 2009
1:43 AM

Post #7060997

Spreading his big limbs. Look at those toes!

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 14, 2009
2:19 AM

Post #7061218

How can so much cuteness fit into one itty bitty frog? :D
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 15, 2009
10:23 PM

Post #7068193

He is too cute for words!!


These two little guys were enjoying a bit of sun today.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 15, 2009
10:25 PM

Post #7068199

Here is one of the big boys posing for the camera.Show off!!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 15, 2009
10:26 PM

Post #7068207

All cozy in the water lettuce.

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2009
11:18 PM

Post #7068389

Oh they are adorable. And how you keep your lettuce and hyacinth looking so good I never know!
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 15, 2009
11:24 PM

Post #7068403

I think it has to do with the fish & frog poop as fertilizer. Lots of fish & frogs=.Lots of healthy plants! LOL!
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2009
10:00 PM

Post #7093157

Here is my "got milk" Frog.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2009
10:02 PM

Post #7093162

This one has a pointed snout. No sure why?

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #7093166

This little one has a clump of algae on her back.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #7093168

BeaHive -- your "got milk" frog is so darn cute and pudgy ... almost like a newborn baby when they are all fat with their little rolls and such!
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2009
10:04 PM

Post #7093169

Two headed in opposite directions.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2009
10:06 PM

Post #7093178

jij..your right that one has some "baby fat"! LOL



This would be the "grotto" if It were at the Playboy mansion.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2009
10:07 PM

Post #7093180

two feet under trying to hide in a pot

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2009
10:08 PM

Post #7093186

The wee one is not quite sure of himself yet.A bit nervous being above water.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2009
10:13 PM

Post #7093206

This fella (smaller than Bud; bigger than the bopsy twins) showed up about a week and a half ago. Been too sick to upload pictures. I think I have a few to share.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 22, 2009
10:42 PM

Post #7093297

Jij. he is a nice one. Hope your feeling better soon.


Just took this one a few minutes ago. The big one was on the banks when he spotted me and jumped in.
This is how he ended up when he surfaced. Too cute! Hello!

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 23, 2009
12:05 AM

Post #7093606

Thanks; just another spot of pneumonia, but I'm over the worst of it now, I think. Your frogs are lovely as well, as they always are. You have the most photogenic amphibians. Mine aren't too social with eachother except the bopsy twins who generally stick close to eachother.
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

September 23, 2009
7:22 PM

Post #7096643

Today's visitor:

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 23, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #7097034

He is darling!
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
1:13 AM

Post #7097759

Eeeeeeeee! I'm so excited! When I was out watering just a few minutes ago, a wee tree frog hopped out of one of the containers I was watering! I grabbed my camera and only got one shot before he took off.

Then, I was over watering the big flowerbed, and another one was hippity hopping around in there! Didn't have the camera for that one.

So now I know I still have at least 2 tree frogs, even if my pond frogs are all gone. :)

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
1:27 AM

Post #7097807

I want tree frogs! :jumpingup&downtantrumstyle: My bull frogs are not vocal, but I hear tree frogs are. I want to hear 'em outside at night making some noise!
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
1:31 AM

Post #7097820

LOL I haven't heard a peep out of these guys yet, but I think it's mostly in spring when they make a racket.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
3:17 AM

Post #7098201

Pony glad to see you have frogs again. Bull frogs and Tree frogs are not a good mix. Bulls love to eat the tiny tree frogs. Sad but true.
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
3:54 AM

Post #7098340

Yep- that's why I'm glad there are no bullfrogs here. (at least not yet) They're cool-looking, but not good for the natives. :(
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
10:03 AM

Post #7098706

Oh in that case, I don't want the tree frogs then. I'd hate to think they'd come here for a nice place to call home, only to succumb to that sort of fate when Bud and his posse show up one night.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
10:11 PM

Post #7100819

Is this the cutest thing you ever did see? Making a new friend.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
10:12 PM

Post #7100822

resting before his next swim

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
10:13 PM

Post #7100823

A wee one admiring the water hyacinth

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
10:14 PM

Post #7100826

All nice and cozy.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
10:15 PM

Post #7100830

Here is the one with the pointed nose. I should call him Jimmy. (Jimmy Durante)

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
10:16 PM

Post #7100832

Saving the best for last !! Edward Scissorhands

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
10:22 PM

Post #7100840

Great shots, Beahive! Love Edward Scissorhands! LOL I'm guessing that's a black magic/runner EE you have growing, judging by the shoots it sending out.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
10:37 PM

Post #7100896

jij..it is Black Taro ..it does look very similar to the black EE

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
10:58 PM

Post #7100956

b- how many froggies do you think you have?
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
11:00 PM

Post #7100965

I think a dozen or so. Its hard to say for sure. I just hope some stick around this winter.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 24, 2009
11:01 PM

Post #7100972

:-D Me too.

I could have sworn I heard a little frog at the pond the other night. I hunted and hunted with the flashlight, but couldn't find anything.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2009
11:04 PM

Post #7100982

They are great at hiding or just blending in. If you heard one..he is out there somewhere. Hearing them is a good sign. :)

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2009
12:48 AM

Post #7101373

well, just not sure… i would go on one side of a clump of grass and it would seem like it was to the left, then when I got over to the left, it would sound like it was on the right. Sigh.
TXdoodlebug
San Antonio, TX

September 25, 2009
3:30 AM

Post #7101896

BeaHive - You're pictures are just great - as for Jimmy (Durante), I think you might have to see about braces, he seems to have a slight overbite. Edward Scissorhands is just a hoot, great shot!

Are you familar with CuteOverload.com? It's my all time favorite website and all animal lovers should check it out if you're not. You really should submit Edward and maybe a couple of others to their website - I'm sure they'd probably show them. CO publishes 3 or 4 pics a day of the most adorable animals (all sorts) on the planet and I think some of yours qualify.
Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

September 26, 2009
3:28 AM

Post #7105315

I am SO jealous! I can't close to my pond without all of the frogs leaping into the water. I've started sneaking up on them and have actually been able to see a couple before they freak out. I think I have 4 or 5. Where do these guys go in the winter> My pond is just a lined one so no "mud" around to dig into.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2009
10:01 PM

Post #7142201

Even with the cooler weather a few frog friends are still hanging around. This tiny one is so cute.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2009
10:02 PM

Post #7142204

Here he is again today

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 6, 2009
10:03 PM

Post #7142209

These two were cuddled up together.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 9, 2009
11:54 AM

Post #7150583

Awww, the last one is cute. "Cuddling" ... is that what we're calling it these days? ha ha
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2009
9:18 PM

Post #7155555

The overnight temps are getting in the 30's..but the frogs are braving it out. Still have many keeping me company.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2009
9:19 PM

Post #7155556

This one was trying to hide

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2009
9:20 PM

Post #7155558

This little one is just adorable.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2009
9:21 PM

Post #7155564

And his little buddie too!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2009
9:22 PM

Post #7155567

another baby one

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2009
9:23 PM

Post #7155572

Smiling for the camera.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2009
10:20 PM

Post #7155728

Bud was feeling particularly friendly today. I love the white markings on his chin.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2009
10:24 PM

Post #7155739

Alright Lady ... can't you see I'm trying for some lunch here?

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2009
1:38 AM

Post #7156379

jij..looks like your frog is eating well too. Nice looking frog!
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2009
1:53 AM

Post #7156438

He is huge now! His body (legs not included) is about the size of my fist!

Here is one of my new(er) guys who showed up. Pretty markings with the rust colored spots on him. Might be hard to see in the picture.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2009
1:55 AM

Post #7156449

Ahh.. he is cute little one.
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2009
2:00 AM

Post #7156499

I've had a ton of new frogs show up, so unless it's Bud (big boy) or the bopsy twins (always seen together) I don't know them or have a name for them yet. This fella/fellette could be the same as the last one.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 11, 2009
2:04 AM

Post #7156509

This little guy was chilling out on an upside down floater pot in the pond. I have another frog (or it might be this guy) who likes to hang out on a rock that I set on one of the filter boxes in the middle of the other pond.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 17, 2009
6:33 PM

Post #7179717

This frog has the most interesting lumpy back. The fish were curious too!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 17, 2009
6:35 PM

Post #7179724

Here is a back side view. Looks kinda weird.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 17, 2009
6:35 PM

Post #7179725

Here is Smiley the one with the long nose.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 17, 2009
6:37 PM

Post #7179727

This is small 3" one who is very cute.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 17, 2009
6:38 PM

Post #7179728

Smiley is out of the pond peeking over a rock to see what is going on.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 17, 2009
6:41 PM

Post #7179739

Yesterday, this guy stayed frozen on this rock for the longest time. I think he was afraid to move as something was hovering above him. He looked scared. I finally shooed him back into the pond and the blade of grass washed away!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 17, 2009
6:42 PM

Post #7179742

Wee one hiding

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 17, 2009
11:12 PM

Post #7180412

What are the humps on their backs? Is that leg/hip joints or something?
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 18, 2009
2:43 AM

Post #7181185

Had to do a bit of research. I opted out of frog dissection when I took biology many years ago.(Gross & inhumane)
Here is a picture I found on the internet which shows the skeletal system of a frog. Those lumps are
the Ileum and urostyle bones . I believe they help with the jumping along with their amazing leg bones.
Not a scientific answer, but I think I may be on the right path.

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jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2009
10:51 AM

Post #7202918

Just went out for a cup of coffee, and all was still dark. I had a small flashlight I was using to glance around the greenhouse, ponds, etc, and look who was out scoping an early morning meal -- Bud. :-)

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2009
1:20 PM

Post #7203115

If it was early morning..he may have been doing yoga.!LOL He is a cute one!
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2009
2:25 PM

Post #7203277

Check him out now ... just caught him chilling out on the bottom of an upside down floating pond pot (don't pay attention to the fact I clearly need to do some pond maintenance).

Clearly, he ain't missed many meals! LOL

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2009
2:58 PM

Post #7203348

Nice one..he looks very healthy
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

October 24, 2009
3:04 PM

Post #7203363

That's Bud ... the word "diet" is clearly not part of his croak-abulary, lol.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 25, 2009
6:36 PM

Post #7207004

This guy was hiding under a pile of leaves. I found him this morning as I was removing the spent hosta. He was very
upset that I disturbed him. It was a great hiding spot for him as there was zillions of slugs in this shade bed.He too has not missed a meal I think.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 25, 2009
6:37 PM

Post #7207008

Here is his mug shot. I would say he is about 6-7 inches from nose to rear end.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 25, 2009
6:38 PM

Post #7207013

I relocated him back to the pond. He took a short ride in a blue bucket.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 25, 2009
6:41 PM

Post #7207023

He sat by the edge for a bit before jumping in and diving to the bottem of the pond to hide.

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allgr8dogs
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

November 7, 2009
9:27 PM

Post #7251081

I wonder if we need a Frogs and Amphibian forum? Does anyone know where I can get green frogs? I'd like to get 3-4 green frogs with the blue gene.
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 8, 2009
1:06 AM

Post #7251641

I think a "wildlife" section for frogs, fish, etc. would be a great addition.
shrubbs
Beavertown, PA
(Zone 5b)

November 9, 2009
7:38 PM

Post #7256729

I saw the amphibians thread and wondered if you would like this small story.

My neighbor's daughter was catching toads this year. She had so much fun she started keeping them. One was at least 2" in diameter. She gathered 10-12 and kept them ---

IN THE WINDOW WELL

Everyone of them lived all summer. She would run around the house and come to our side of the road and gather all sorts of bugs and worms, run back over, and dump them in the window well. Within 20-30 seconds every toad had the window well picked clean and head back to their perspective corners. It was kind of fun to watch. She finally released them all in the early fall when she got bored with them. All the kids had fun watching the toads this summer.
allgr8dogs
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

November 9, 2009
11:16 PM

Post #7257443

That's a great story - as a teacher I think she had fun and educated herself!
shrubbs
Beavertown, PA
(Zone 5b)

November 9, 2009
11:26 PM

Post #7257480

Thanks.

This one visited our pond at work last year.

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Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 10, 2009
4:30 PM

Post #7259990

Dumb question: If I have a lined pond, where will my frogs go once it's too cold in the pond for them? I have stones all around the pond edge so not much in the line of dirt for them to dig in to. I think it's cold now but still find them sunning themselves in the afternoon.
jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 10, 2009
5:28 PM

Post #7260157

Mine burrow into the ground in the area around the pond, I believe.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

November 10, 2009
7:37 PM

Post #7260534

I found a big one hiding under some leaves again today. I left the pile and will clean it in the spring I guess. He looked so comfy!
the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 10, 2009
8:16 PM

Post #7260637

I found one little tree frog burrowed down in the dirt at the back edge of a flowerbed.

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 17, 2009
3:34 AM

Post #7281213

Talking frogs..my partner loves green tree frogs and we have heaps at home.
Meanwhile the blue wrens build a nest in a low tree right near our door and layed eggs.
One night we saw something hanging out of the frogs mouth..guess what no more mother blue wren and cold dead eggs. boohoo!
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 17, 2009
10:33 PM

Post #7283850

With sadness, I report finding something interesting in the freezer, on top of an ice
cube tray. Yes, it was a tiny tree frog. Apparently sometime during better weather,
he came into the house. How he hopped into the freezer without detection, I'll never
know. Rather odd find.

jlj072174
Raleigh, NC
(Zone 8a)

November 17, 2009
10:48 PM

Post #7283902

You don't have children who might've thought he should hibernate in there, or to play a prank, do you?

Poor little fella. :(

breeindy

breeindy
north coast nsw
Australia

November 18, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #7286957

poor little bird..
allgr8dogs
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

November 19, 2009
12:21 AM

Post #7287859

"Nature, red in tooth and claw..."
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 19, 2009
2:23 AM

Post #7288263

JLJ, no, all of my family knows that frogs are very important.
It was just a bad day for the little booger. Wrong place at the
wrong time.

:-(
Gardengirl1204
Richmond, VA
(Zone 7a)

November 24, 2009
8:58 PM

Post #7306641

My mother used to love frogs until she was standing next to her neighbor's pond, watching a little goldfinch just hanging out on the rock. All of a sudden, this giant frog jumped out of the water, grabbed the bird and took it to the bottom of the pond. All mom saw was a wing sticking out of his mouth. She said if it had been her pond, she would have drained it and killed that frog! I'm like "mom, it the cycle of life". She said she knows, she just doesn't want to see the cycle! LOL

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

November 28, 2009
1:22 AM

Post #7315005

I have to add Blue to the pictures here. A friend gave him to me recently because she was moving to Colorado. He is a Green frog with some kind of mutant gene that makes him "blue" This pic was just after releasing him after his trip to my house, so he's a little pale. In the Spring he should be a nice deep blue.

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the1pony
(Pony) Lakewood, WA
(Zone 8a)

November 28, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #7315081

Awww! What a cutie! I love his parasol... LOL!
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

January 10, 2010
3:22 AM

Post #7447570

Look who showed up today. Guess he thought it was spring with the temps in the high 40's. Silly but a very nice surprise.

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WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 10, 2010
2:57 PM

Post #7448384

What a great day when you have a visitor like that! I am so excited
for spring to come, I have dearly missed the frog calls,.

Bea, have been meaning to ask, what kind of camera do you have?
Mine seems to be on the downhill slide. It is rare these days I can
get a focused and clear shot. :-(

BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

January 10, 2010
4:17 PM

Post #7448578

I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-H2. I have really enjoyed this camera. My daughter received a Nikon D90 as a graduation present from her Uncle in November. (great camera and wonderful Uncle!)

Looking forward to the frogs return and spring to come. :)

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 10, 2010
4:37 PM

Post #7448641

I've always loved your photos BeaHive.

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