Tree frogs

Jyl Tuck
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:59:32 PDT
Dear Joyce,   We too had so many tree frogs this year.  They were every
where and every size and colour that it made me curious and I took many
photos of them and researched them.   It turns out that the colour
variations are them responding to changes in tempeture and humidity.  They
went from the normal lime green to brown and some with shimmering flex of
gold ( they looked like jewels).
I also have learned that you can tell the health of an area by its
bio-diversity and the frog is a key species.  We know that frogs are
vanishing every where ------- they are the first to disappear.  So we feel
very proud that we now see 2 species here when we saw none the first years.
We have cleared property (because it had been left to over grow by aging
owners), but we have immediately growen a more diverse tree and plant group
in its place.
I'm sorry to say our biggest threat pest is that they are looking at
logging the land around us. We have no way to fight this. We have tried.
Seems after all our hard work, I can co-exist with all manner of sharp
clawed furry animal or slithering or burrowing creature, but man is the
hardest to reason with.
  This is why I love nature, we need each other.    Jyl Tuck

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