Friday, July 18, 2008


We have a pond and the plants are growing nicely around it but it is still not secluded enough for frogs to call it home. Sometimes I hear one or two passing through but for the moment they don't wish to stay. Ah well. One day.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Frogs welcome here

We have a silver banksia, a black she-oak, some swamp rush and some other clumping grass...all are indigenous to this specific area and all are frog friendly. The rocks provide some shelter from predators. Of course the centre piece is the soon to be bog itself..just waiting on the rains!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Back in the bog business...

Well it got a bit soggy out there for a while over winter and then we had a bit of a family disaster...but things are looking up so it's time to get back to the frog bog. Peter and I installed some aggie pipe around the perimeter due to the soggy issue, it's just a part of the garden that cops water from higher ground so we needed to do something.

Today I got some rocks and worked out exactly where the bog will be. I need to start digging soon, add sand, put in the liner, fix it down with the rocks and concrete, then start planting the grasses, shrubs and trees that frogs love in this area.

So this is where I'm up to...

Insert condescending chortle from Aaron here...[ ] and sarcastic remark about Stone Henge here...[ ]

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Slow Progress

Peter and I (well Peter actually but I was there in my scully rups) installed the drain yesterday. The water flowed away beautifully but it is pooling exactly where the actually pond is going to installed. I'm happy about that. There is no sign of frogs breeding yet, just chatting each other up with their singing still. I believe August is when the action begins so I have to get the pond and bog in by then. I'm off to Bunnings tonight to price up a proper pond liner (will look elsewhere on the weekend as Bunnings is often pricier than the smaller nurseries). I'm thinking I'll just use concrete and pepples to create the bog part. I also need to get stones to vary the depth in the pond and make it safe.
Ally says she may donate a tree fern and there are a couple of native nurseries near by.
We still have our froggy friend chirping away in the garden and it sounds like a friend (hopefully a mate) may have joined him/her.
That's all for today

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

What Kind of Frog is Dee?

I'm a Red Eyed Tree Frog!

Red-eyed tree frogs come from the warm and humid rain forests of Costa Rica in Central America. Some believe that their red eyes are a form of protection called "startle coloration". These frogs are very mellow during the day, and tend to be active only at night, so if the frog is awakened in the daytime, as might happen if a predator chanced upon it despite its excellent day time camouflage, the eyes pop abruptly open, hopefully startling the predator. This species tends to do better in a community of other red eyed tree frogs.

What kind of Frog are you?

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What Kind of Frog is Aaron?

I'm a Pac Man Frog!

Argentinian Horned frogs seem to have been designed for the sole purpose of eating as much as possible. They appear to consist of two main parts: a mouth and a stomach. This is probably where they got the nickname "PacMan". Their needs are fairly simple, a warm habitat in a simple plastic box or aquarium with some shallow water and a few rocks so that they can laze around all day suits them just fine. They don't mix well with other frogs, even in their own species, as they are just as likely to eat them.

What kind of Frog are you?

How freakishly accurate????

But we love our Pac Man frog.

xxx from Wendywoo & SarahBoo

What kind of frog is Sarah???

Poor Sarah took the test once and it told her she was a common toad (ahhh) so she took it again (in some circles we might call that cheating) and look what happened...

I'm a Common Toad!

The largest toad found commonly in Europe, the Bufo Bufo species can grow up to 20cm in length with a rotund body. Active mostly at night, this toad will walk about slowly, sometimes making short jumps, in search of insects, worms and other invertebrates. This makes it of great help to farmers. At the end of autumn it buries itself in the soil where it remains until good weather arrives again.

What kind of Frog are you?