Monday, October 14, 2013

Garden Guest: Leopard Frog

The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I've begun a new series of posts to show you our Garden Guests. 

If you would like to see more, check my Gardening Page!

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When watering containers a few days ago, this little guy startled me.


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I think it is a Leopard Frog, but am not great with frog identification.  Please correct me if I am wrong!

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Do you think we'll get tadpoles?  I sure hope so!  Frogs are very sensitive to pesticides.  We must be doing a good job of minimizing chemicals to have this lovely guest in our garden!  Our small pond has been hosting a couple of them, but I have yet to photograph them there.  The second my camera appears, the frogs become shy and hide between the rocks.
 
And now for some blogging music.  Street Corner Symphony is one of my favorite groups.  Here they are singing Voodoo! 
 
 
What a fun song for October!  I also love their haunting rendition of Misty Mountain.


'Amazing voices!

Remember more music can be found (and linked) at Holli's Hoots and Hollers great party called Tuesday Tunes!  Do you know that Halloween is Holli's favorite holiday?  Well, now you know!


;-)  -Marci

19 comments:

  1. People forget about conservation in their own gardens. I try to have plants that bees love and a wild area for hedgehogs. What a pretty frog! I know some people don't like them, but I think they're cute. : )

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

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  2. Halloween IS my favorite and i've been decoration a little each day for weeks. Thank you for the shout out too sweet friend. That frog is sooo cool! I love the bright colors and the leopard print.
    That song is the best. I havent thought about this song in ages.

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  3. He is absolutely beautiful!! I've never seen one like him. My surprise the other day was a bright green tree frog in our toilet!! He'd come up through the pipes. :-)

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  4. Looks like you go some great frog pics! I love being startled by a frog....way more than a spider!!

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  5. Never knew that about the certification thing! Wonderful!
    I just know I like seeing the butterflies and hummingbirds each year that are attracted to my butterfly bush!

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  6. Hi came across your Blog on DIY Sunday Showcase love it, Have an awe sum day!

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  7. My little one would love to help you get those awesome frog pictures. The kid loves grabbing frogs, lol..I rather look at then from a distance though! Great Pics Marci! Have a beautiful week, Lizy

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  8. beautiful photos of a beautiful animal. Thanks for sharing on tuesday with a twist.

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  9. beautiful photos of a beautiful animal. thanks for sharing on tuesday with a twist.

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  10. Hello! I'm visiting from Ivy and Elephants. Your frog got my attention, I have always thought frogs are so cute. So glad you captured those images for show and tell.
    Have a great day!
    Gina

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  11. Hey Marci,
    I love the frog. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link party.
    Debi and Charly at Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  12. We all should be doing conservation in our own yards. Nice pictures of the frog, they help keep the insects eaten around your place. Check out my blog post sometime.

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  13. He's awesome!

    Thanks again for joining Green Thumb Thursday. We hope to see you again this week

    Lisa

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  14. how beautiful. i love frogs and toads.

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  15. Hello, cute frog and photos. We do not use pesticides in our yard and gardens, they are poison. Thank you for linking up and sharing you post! Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!

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  16. Hello!:) Lovely shots of this handsome frog which has taken up residence in your pond. Thanks for sharing!:)

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  17. PRETTY CHARACTER YOUR SIDEBAR FROSTY SO EXQUISITE

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  18. Cut little guy. We have bullfrogs in our area so I think they eat up most of our little local frogs. That's too bad. - Margy

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  19. Such a cute little pond fellow! Your shot of him is just lovely!

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