Thursday, March 30, 2006

Frogs


One of the things I love about spring is that all of my frogs come back. They live all over the place in our back yard. Possibly one of the most traumatic events of our early life in this house was when I accidentally lawn-mowed one of the little guys. I told Krista I wasn't sure I could mow the lawn ever again. I felt guilty for weeks.

Anyway, they're back now and hooray! I love to hear them calling to each other out there at night, and I love that they're here. I love to show them to my kids, and last year we had several pregnant momma frogs living along the foundation of our house! The decline of world amphibian populations should be disturbing to everyone, and I, for one, am glad to do my part by not mowing the lawn yet.

I've included this chart from the Global Amphibian Assessment website, showing the number of amphibian species in various parts of the world. These guys are tracking the world health of amphibians overall. Pretty fascinating stuff, be sure to take a look!