Thursday, December 16, 2010

careful what you wish for...

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

monkey on my back....

Saturday, November 27, 2010


New frog species found in hunt for old ones

A search for frogs believed to be extinct has instead led scientists to discover some new ones.

Three species hitherto unknown to science have been found in Colombia.

They include a poison-secreting rocket frog and two toads. All three are tiny and tend to be most active in daytime, which is unusual for amphibians.

However, the same expedition to Colombia failed to find the species it was hoping to rediscover, the Mesopotamia beaked toad.

The disappointment provoked by that non-discovery turned to glee when the conservation scientists came across the three new species.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

crybaby frog

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Freezing Frogs

Freezing to Un-Death

The idea that people could freeze themselves, hoping to stave off death and instead thaw sometime in the future, is at this point an element left to science fiction. While some people have tried to freeze themselves (most notably, this list includes baseball great Ted Williams, and that reportedly went badly) so far, no one has thawed successfully.

The wood frog, pictured right, has found better luck.

Instead of migrating to warmer places or creating a warm place in which to hibernate locally, wood frogs just kind of blend in and let the outside environment take over. When their surroundings freeze, so do the frogs. When the frost thaws, so, again, do the frogs. And wood frogs survive the process.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Jabba the Hut

Thursday, September 30, 2010

ready to party!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Big Nosed Frog

Biologists stationed in the Foja Mountains of Indonesia were fortunate enough to uncover a number of animals previously unknown to science, including one frog with an impressive schnoz. The frog's nose, which has earned it the nickname Pinocchio, reportedly inflates while the creature sings. But unlike the other animals uncovered, the frog may have actually discovered the biologists. They noticed him sitting on a bag of rice at the team's campsite.

Read more: Scientists Discover a Big-Nosed Frog in Indonesia

Thursday, September 9, 2010

One Froggy Evening

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Giuliano Ferri, illustration from Little Tad Grows Up

Sunday Safari - Frolic with Frogs - a collection of fun and whimsical frog illustrations is the topic of this weekends Animalarium

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Get Ready, Get Set.....

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Asia's smallest frog found in Borneo

Ultra-tiny frogs discovered living like faeries inside pitcher plants

One of the world's tiniest frogs has been discovered in Borneo. At 10-12 mm long, Microhyla nepenthicola may be micro, but its croak is loud. That's how researchers found them, swimming in tiny puddles of water captured by pitcher plants.

News Link:

frogpile of summer days

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Caught on the hop: Fisherman stunned after frog leaps into his net and swallows his catch whole
A fisherman was left stunned when a cheeky frog jumped into his net - and swallowed his catch whole.

The frog had been lying in wait for the fisherman to get a bite before pouncing on the fish in his homemade net.

Read more

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Millions of baby Western Toads

Millions of baby Western Toads have already migrated from the shallow shoreline waters of Anderson Lake into the grass and forested areas uphill. Nicholas Johnson took this shoreline scene Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 at the lake near Chimacum in Jefferson County, WA.

Monday, June 21, 2010

frogs in food


you say tomAto...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Stabbed toad back in the wild

A TOAD which had to undergo an operation after it was accidently stabbed with a garden fork has been released back into the wild.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I love to singa...

Monday, June 7, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

In the News: Frogs Shake Booties Before Fights

“In behavior never before recorded by scientists, male red-eyed tree frogs are shown shaking their rumps and entire bodies to show dominance. The shaking often precedes wrestling between the two males. No, they’re not shivering. And no, they’re not getting shocked. These red-eyed tree frogs in Panama have been recorded shaking their behinds to send a message. This shaking, known as tremulation, is a form of communication between male tree frogs. The males are tremulating to establish which is the dominant male. They’re claiming territory for their ‘calling area’ where they spend the night calling for a female mate.”
w/ video


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Come dance with me!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Pinocchio frog and the world's smallest wallaby discovered in 'lost world'

The long-nosed tree frog is an entirely new species to science. It was discovered on a bag of rice at a campsite

Read more

Friday, May 14, 2010

slow motion frog jump

“Researchers used high-speed cameras and slowed the video to study the jumping abilities of frogs. The team found that the frogs can use their very stretchy muscles to create energy to jump up to more than ten times their length.”

Friday, May 7, 2010

That's a HUGE frog!

He is less than a centimetre long and is gripping for all its worth to the tip of a pencil. But don't be fooled by the size of this baby 'poison dart' frog, its skin is 200 times more toxic than morphine.

The frogs, among the most poisonous amphibians on the planet, are found only in the wild on the western slopes of the Andes in Ecuador, South America.

But now dozens of the rare species have been bred at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Read more:

Read the whole story here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

well, hello there!


Monday, April 26, 2010

Cuban Tree Frog, Florida

Monday, April 19, 2010


Friday, April 16, 2010

The matchbox-sized green-stripe normally eats bugs but this one swallowed a green tree frog. Wildlife fan Kerry Roberts captured the moment in the garden of her home in Townsville, Queensland. She said she heard a frog squealing and assumed that a snake had got into her garden was was eating one of the hundreds of amphibians that live near her house… “But when I went over for a closer to look I saw it was a frog trying to eat another one.” w/ photo


Thursday, March 18, 2010


Thursday, March 11, 2010

'Extinct' Frog Species Found Again After 30 Years
A species of frog thought to have been extinct for 30 years has been found in rural Australian farmland, officials said Thursday.
It's not that easy being green, or any other color, in Earth's changing climate.

The rediscovery of the yellow-spotted bell frog is a reminder of the need to protect natural habitats so "future generations can enjoy the noise and color of our native animals," said Frank Sartor, minister for environment and climate change.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pac Man Frog croaking

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Knitted Frog Dissection Kit

"Knitting in Biology 101" offers an alternative to the classic biology class methods, and "He comes pinned into his actual dissection tray, but he is not glued down, so you can take him out and cuddle him if you wish."

Thursday, February 11, 2010

friendly frog


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Epic Frog Fail

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saving Tiny Toads Without a Home
New York Times article - "This is a story about a waterfall, the World Bank and 4,000 homeless toads. "

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another Cudly Frog

less blurry video this time too.

Hope the tickler washed their hands both before and after this!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Frog Conductor


Monday, January 11, 2010

Flip the Frog cartoon

The first Flip the Frog cartoon made in 1930. Using 2 strip Technicolor film with sound. Made by Ub Iwerks, the co-creator of Mickey Mouse after he left Disney and set up his own studio.This was the only Flip the Frog cartoon that was 'color'

Monday, January 4, 2010

Frog Asronaut


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Felt Frog Craft

How to make a Puddle-Jumping Frog

With bendable arms and legs, the puddle-jumping frog won't ever get his feet wet. This frog craft even has a tongue to catch flies. Once he is assembled and the glue dries, kids can pose the frog in whatever shape they want.

What You'll Need:

* Felt: 12x15 inches each of dark green and light green
* Masking tape
* Scissors
* Chenille stems: 2 green, 1 red
* Fabric glue
* Tissue
* Poms: 2 small white, 1/2 inch each; 2 blue, 1/4 inch each

Click for directions

Birth of Surinam Toads

When Surinam Toads mate, the male fertilizes the eggs and rubs them onto the female's back, where they adhere… and the female's skin responds by swelling and enveloping the eggs. Then, a few months later, we get this lovely scene: