New pacific chorus frogs emerging from my frog pond (photo by Beth Pratt)

A Tour of My Backyard Frog Pond for Save the Frogs Day

I’m not sure when my passion for frogs began—as a child of the 70s I’m sure watching Kermit the Frog on the Muppet Show had something to do with my …


Five Ways to Embrace Mud This Spring

A mom shares her tips on surviving, and thriving, during the mud of spring.

GUEST POST: An Amphibian Filled Field Trip

Liam McGranaghan teaches Environmental Science at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Virginia. He also teaches natural history field study classes on Birds of Prey and Reptiles/Amphibians for Audubon Naturalist Society …

Butterfly alighting on a fellow traveler (Photo: Anne Senft)

7 Animals to Bring You Good Luck

Animals enrich our lives in many ways. Here are a handful that are thought to bring us luck.

Photo by: Dick Bartlett

Reminders of Frogs, Five Leap Years Past

Wednesday is Leap Day, which got me to thinking about one of my favorite jumping critters – frogs. Growing up with about 10 acres of woods behind my house and …

Have Fun With Frogs This Leap (Frog) Day!

Leap day is almost here!  Take some time this February 29th to leap into fun with frogs. Nearly a third of the world’s amphibian species, including frogs, are now threatened. …


Houston Toads: New Victims of Climate Change

Climate change isn’t just making the mercury rise; it is causing a lot of other problems, including extreme droughts and wildfires. These accelerating global warming impacts are very troubling for the Houston toad, and …

David Mizejewski talks about creating an amphibian house.

David Mizejewski talks about Creating Wildlife Habitat

This past Saturday David Mizejewski came and chatted with staff and community members at the Willow Creek Hatchery and Habitat Demo Garden in Edmonds, WA. Here you can see him …

A tender moment during the elk rut at Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone

Happy Valentine’s Day: My Best Photos and Videos of Wildlife L’Amour

Love is in the air…and not just for people. Wildlife have their own rituals of l’amour, although they usually don’t involve boxes of chocolates or bouquets of flowers. To celebrate …

California red-legged frog (Courtesy of Save the Frogs)

It’s Not Easy Being Green, or Yellow, or Red: The Plight of California’s Frogs

During my first thru hike on the John Muir Trail fifteen years ago, on the ascent up to Seldon Pass I encountered a young man energetically trotting down the trail …

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