My Frogs Are Hiding, I Think
by Jean Mader
(Springfield , Ohio)
My elusive frogs and toads are not showing their little faces. I did see a garter snake and was happy to see that a creature who tends to hang around moist conditions was present on my acre.
There never were many toads in my garden, even though I make it toad/frog friendly. I don't understand why because my garden is so all creature friendly. I have many birds and bunnies and one snake.
Frogs must be picky. They must hop around checking out conditions in our gardens and when they pass my lush flowerbeds they turn up their froggy little noses and hop on.
Maybe I will install a small video camera with sound and stalk them when they make their rounds. OR...maybe I will post a sign in frog language that says "GO AWAY" and they will check out the acre, just for fun.
Seriously, does anyone know how to get the frogs to come into a garden, where there are nice warm rocks and adequate moisture and lots of different plants and bugs and worms galore???????????