Great site! I had a gray treefrog take up squatters rights on my philodendron plant this summer, now he is in my house, didn't notice until it was too cold to put him back outside. Love to hear him though, makes summer seem closer somehow. I don't want to get him out from between the nested pots where he likes to hang out to get his photo, but have one nice shot of a froggy couple who live in our Koi pond.
Thanks Ladyg for sending me this way.
Hi Wuvie, I know you have seen my pic before but I would love to post them again.
These guys all hang out at the Birdbath Pond. They are fun to see but mostly just sun themselves on the edge of the pond.
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson Ventura, CA Peace and long life
I don't know if I can have frogs here. It gets real cold and I havn't been here long enough to see any frogs. No pond here either, but I'd love to have one if I can keep it from freezing in the winter months.
For right now this is how I enjoy frogs. At least they don't freeze.
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Yes freezing is an issue. Mostly they just burro down in the bottom of the pond and if it is deep enough they are fine. I have a pond heater that keeps some of the pond area open to provide oxygen to the water. But last year I had to replace my old heater and the new more energy efficient one just isn't doing the job. mostly it keeps an open hole but during a period of freezing rain it froze in and when we had a thaw afterward I found some dead frogs and fish. Now with this heavy snow I just can't tell if it is open or not. Guess we will see what has survived this spring. I have some pretty good sized fish out there. I can tell you I won't be using this heater next year. Here is a picture of the pond where these frogs have been living. It is an Antique cement birdbath with a hole that runs thru it. There is a concrete well approx 3 ft deep and 5 ft wide. With a pedestal in the center to sit my birdbath on. We put a pump in the bottom of the well and ran flexible pipe thru the well pedestal and the birdbath pedestal to create a small fountain effect. The fountain is just enough to break the surface not disturb the birds and then the water runs over the edge and back into the well. The bottom is filled with water plants and fish. The frogs just moved in and up until now have done very well.
Here is an old pic I know I have some better ones in the other computer.
Marti, I have a small water garden, it gets sun most of the day. If you want to have blooming water lilies sun is a must. But sun = algae bloom too. Frogs don't mind algae, they like to sun bathe, but they will sit in the shade if it is really hot. So plan on an area where it gets some sun.