Today Is Save The Frogs Day

By | April 29, 2017

April 29th is Save The Frogs Day so I thought I would post a photo of an American Bullfrog. I have a pond nearby and it sounds like there are hundreds in this pond. I listen to them while sitting on my deck after the sun sets.

The Bullfrog in this photo hangs out in a stream that flows from the pond through my property. The stream pools near my driveway so I usually can count on seeing or hearing a Bullfrog in this area.

American Bullfrog Here In Arkansas

American Bullfrog – Canon 7D2 | Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L v2 Lens | @400mm | 1/800 | f/7.1 | ISO 800

Save The Frogs Day

Save The Frogs Day is the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. On this day we encourage the appreciation and celebration of amphibians by people from all walks of life. Only a small proportion of the public is aware that frogs are disappearing, and amphibian conservation efforts will not be successful with an un-informed public. Our goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge, and Save The Frogs Day is our best way to make this happen! (Save The Frogs Day)

April is also National Frog Month

Frogs are bioindicators, which means a healthy frog population indicates a healthy ecosystem in general, and vice versa. In recent decades, many frog populations have declined, and extinctions are becoming increasingly common.

Frogs and toads have more than one type of call? Much like with birdsong, each call type has a different function and is accompanied by a certain behavior. Males have one call when they wish to attract a female, and another when they wish to ward off a rival male, for example. Some species of frogs use a distress call when caught by a predator. This loud sound might distract the predator or it might attract a second predator, in which case the frog can escape in the larger animals’ scuffle.

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based wildlife photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Steve’s images are created from his overwhelming passion for being outdoors with cameras in tow.

2 thoughts on “Today Is Save The Frogs Day

  1. Maria Domene

    May I say that is a beautiful picture of the bull frog. I Love frogs of All kinds, I always have from an early age, unfortunately I live in a flat so I can’t have a pond and have real ones but I collect frogs and have many made from all kinds of materials. I have rescued many frogs and have returned them to a safe place or taken them to a rescue shelter if they have been injured. I have always been interested in the animal kingdom and all the wonderful creatures that exist now and the ones that did exist before. It’s a shame that so many animals are on the brink of extinction, it’s totally heartbreaking. Unfortunately due to my disability I find it very difficult to go out as much as I used to but I try to do as much as I can, I totally admire you for what you do and of those beautiful pictures you take. Please continue to take them, you help people like myself see those wonderful beings out there, that we can’t get to. Thank you, thank care.

  2. Ruth Byrn

    Coming up we have the awful Toad Race, of Toad Suck Daze starting May 5. The stupidity and inhumane-ness of this highly promoted children’s event, this “fun” thing they teach children to do, is a blight to me every year. The participants further the decline of toads by searching out and capturing all they can find and then making them “race” by frightening them into moving down the racecourse. The website for the event, toadsuck.org, features a helpless toad surrounded by children’s hands as the first photo. Part of the caption for that is “The lowly toad does some pretty cool things in a pretty cool town.” NOT COOL, CONWAY!

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