Does anyone have an name for this little frog I found in my water garden this morning? He is about 21/2 inches long. They don't show well but he has scattered small orange spots on his back.
He/She is a tree frog. Here is a link to all the frogs common in the state of GA. if you want to match the exact species. He is cute!
Yeah I am missing the bull frogs That I had at my last house. I only have the little tree frogs here. But they did provide a lot of musical entertainment during their mating season. I am hoping some native OR frogs will find my pond soon.
Helen, just to follow up, your visitor (top photo) is the Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea). Sounds like a tiny dog barking. :)
Thats exactly what it sounded like, a loud tiny dog!
The other was a more regular croak. Very different.
I only caught glimpses of either frog because I have tons of vegetation in my pond.
Your pond looks loaded with water lettuce. I have a few little pieces I'm hoping will multiply. Will it grow in water thats always moving. I have waterfalls in both ponds plus a fountain in larger one. If it won't grow moving maybe I can corrale it into a pot to make it stationary.
I have always had floating plants in my pond/water garden. I get a few as soon as I can find it for sale in the spring and end up putting tons (not literally) into the compost. My koi will munch it to pieces so I have one of those things that protects water plants. Its a floating ring with the net.
I have this one: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=5163+5178+16852&pcatid=16852
Here is another: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=5163+5178+16850&pcatid=16850
Eventually the plants fill the ring and sort of overflow into the plant. Predictably the fish shred a lot of it until even they can't keep up. I suppose the reason I get a lot is because of the fish waste that feed the plants.
The water in my pond has movement but not much of a current, so to speak. With the water moving the plants drift around until they clump up. The only problem is if they drift under the waterfall.. they don't do well there.
I suspect your plants will do well if they get some sun everyday.
I forgot about them. I will make some from PVC and sew netting around. I have my industrial machines from my drapery bus. Great idea and thanks for the reminder about them.