Tuesday, April 28, 2009

SAVE THE FROGS (Earth-Friendly. . . Tuesday)

Today is SAVE THE FROGS DAY. And, who doesn't love frogs?

If you'd like to read more about it, check it out here.

Did you know, frogs are disappearing fast?

200 amphibian species have already gone extinct since 1979!

2,000 amphibian specieis are threatened with extinction and may not survive the 21st century.

But there are things we can all do to help save the frogs:

Don't use pesticides
Don't eat frog legs
Don't purchase wild-caught amphibians as pets
Do not stock non-native fish in your pond or stream
Conserve resources-especially water
Eat locally grown, organic food
Wear a SAVE THE FROGS t-shirt
Spread the word: use email, your website, blogsite, Facebook

(If we all do a little, it will do a lot!)

And the day after I went to the www.Savethefrogs.com lecture the Oregonian newspaper had a story about airlifted frogs, "Airlifted from Extinction" on Saturday, April 25, 2009. It was about the chytrid fungus and overhunting nearly wiping out another species. If you want to read more, check out this link.


Martha Flynn said...

I've done the first six! Now I need to get a t-shirt!

Bish Denham said...

I've done/am doing the first six as well.

Lynnette Labelle said...

I LOVE frogs. LOL It used to drive my mom nuts. Not only did she not understand how cute they are, but she was pretty much grossed out when I brought them in the house. LOL

Hey, if you know anything about registering a domain name or setting up a website, pop over to my blog and fill us in. Thanks.

Lynnette Labelle

Clementine said...

Awww, I like the photo. I've always loved their web feet.

Kelly Polark said...

I love frogs! I loved catching frogs by the lake every summer by my grandparents' cabin. Now my kids do this! (We let them go!)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Amen--I adore frogs and we use NO pesticides and almost NO herbicides (I make exceptions for invasive species)--it always pleases me to find one in my garden or to hear their song at dusk.

Kimbra Kasch said...

My very first story I wrote as an adult was about frogs :) And, I used to catch them and crawdads as a kid, with my brother.