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How To Create A Frog-Friendly Garden Habitat

By Edited Mar 18, 2016 0 0

Do you want to create a frog-friendly garden or outdoor habitat on your property? Learning how to create the proper environment in your yard to attract and sustain small woodland creatures is the dream of many naturalists and nature-lovers. If the thought of attracting frogs and toads to your property gives you (or your cat) an uncomfortable feeling, this article is not for you. If you happen to love the idea of providing these creatures with a safe, clean haven to live, read on. The only requirement for making a wonderful garden habitat for frogs is that you don't live in a city apartment. Frogs can jump, of course, but none of them want to jump up to your  penthouse condo for shelter.

    Over-Development Is Threatening The Tree Frog Species

    One of the most peaceful and comforting sounds that I can remember growing up was the sound of tree frogs peeping and singing during the late summer nights. I couldn't see them, but I knew that they were there. The tree frogs took shelter in the trees around my home. As more and more land becomes over-developed, it makes you wonder what will happen to these creatures. Where will they go? That is the concern that many nature-lovers have and is one of the reasons why people create habitats in their own yards for these animals.

    Store Bought Or Home Made Toad Houses For Shelter
   

Ceramic Frog And Toad House
If you want to start making a safe haven in your garden for frogs and toads you can begin by setting out little houses for them. These dwellings can be purchased online, but it is easy to make them yourself. Many people use the curved side of a piece of bark or hollowed out log and place it somewhere in the garden in a secure place under a bush or tree.

See what people are saying about this Ceramic Frog & Toad House on Amazon.

Frogs need shelter from flying predators like hawks. If you lay these frog houses in your garden, they will come. They also need a cool, shady place to get out of the sun. They also need protection from curious household pets that like to hunt critters and upend anything in the yard that isn't nailed down. Frog houses in the yard sharing the space with dogs and cats is cruel and will most likely cause your amphibious tenants to stay away.


Frogs Need Clean, Non-Polluted Water Sources
    Anyone who watches television documentaries about the environment probably knows that the health of frogs out in the wild has everything to do with  the health of that particular environment. Because they have very porous skin and live most of the time in or near water, frogs are a barometer for pollution levels and toxins. Sick frogs mean a sick environment. If you want to have healthy frogs in your garden, you will need a clean source of water for them. Even a shallow plate of water will do if it is kept clean.

Where Happy Frogs Live, Turtles Will Follow
One of the things that I noticed about frogs when I was growing up is that they love being around moisture. When I would take walks down to the creek, I would see frogs and turtles alike. Both enjoy those cool, moist and shady places next to creeks that had plenty of trees, moss and Weeping Willows. These creatures are a natural part of the landscape when you live close to undeveloped areas that are not polluted by automobile traffic, factory waste and that are stripped of all greenery.
  

Green Frog
 Setting up an area to shelter woodland creatures is very satisfying.  The animals that you care for become important to you and become like members of the family; even if they are frogs or turtles.

Creating a backyard habitat is incredibly educational for young people. It teaches them ( and us) about ecology, biology and the environment. It keeps us aware that we share this planet with many other living creatures; some who now need our help surviving because we as humans have destroyed their natural homes.

nyou want to create a frog-friendly garden or outdoor habitat on your property? Learning how to create the proper environment in your yard to attract and sustain small woodland creatures is the dream of many naturalists and nature-lovers. If the thought of attracting frogs and toads onto your property gives you (or your cat) an uncomfortable feeling, this article is not for you.. If you happen to love the idea of providing these creatures with a safe, clean haven to live, read on. The only requirement for making a wonderful garden habitat for frogs is that you don't live in a city apartment. Frogs can jump, of course, but none of them want to jump up to your  penthouse condo for shelter.

Over-Development Is Threatening The Tree Frog Species

One of the most peaceful and comforting sounds that I can remember growing up was the sound of tree frogs peeping and singing during the late summer nights. I couldn't see them, but I knew that they were there. The tree frogs took shelter in the trees around my home. As more and more land becomes over-developed, it makes you wonder what will happen to these creatures. Where will they go? That is the concern that many nature-lovers have and is one of the reasons why people create habitats in their own yards for these animals.

Store Bought Or Home Made Toad Houses For Shelter

If you want to start making a safe haven in your garden for frogs and toads you can begin by setting out little houses for them. Frog and toad dwellings can be purchased online, but it is easy to make them yourself. Many people use the curved side of a piece of bark or hollowed out log and place it somewhere in the garden in a secure place under a bush or tree. Frogs need shelter from flying predators like hawks. If you lay these frog houses in your garden, they will come. They also need a cool, shady place to get out of the sun.

Frogs Need Clean, Non-Polluted Water Sources

Anyone who watches television documentaries about the environment probably knows that the health of frogs out in the wild has everything to do with  the health of that particular environment. Because they have very porous skin and live most of the time in or near water, frogs are a barometer for pollution levels and toxins. Sick frogs means a sick environment. If you want to have healthy frogs in your garden, you will need a clean source of water for them. Even a shallow plate of water will do if it is kept clean.

Where Happy Frogs Live, Turtles Will Follow

One of the things that I noticed about frogs growing up is that they love being around moisture. When I would take walks down to the creek, I would see frogs and turtles alike. Both enjoy those cool, moist and shady places next to creeks that had plenty of trees, moss and Weeping Willows. These creatures are a natural part of the landscape when you live close to undeveloped areas that are not polluted by automobile traffic, factory waste and stripped of all greenery

Setting up a backyard habitat for woodland creatures is very satisfying.  The animals that you care for become important to you and become like members of the family. Even if they are frogs or turtles.

 
 
 
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5 comments

Written by JadeDragon
 1313 days
Never heard of frog houses - kind of like mini-dog houses. Cool. Learned something new.
Written by LPerry
 1313 days
Ribbit.....ribbit.....hop....hop....LOL Oh, boy, it must getting late as I am getting a silly spell :)
Written by careercounselor
 1313 days
Are toads the same as frogs? I have always wondered this. LOL
Written by gracie1402
 1310 days
Frogs and toads are totally different--frogs have slimy skin, toads have bumpy skin....and many other differences...I think toads are kind of gross but I love frogs...go figure lol
Written by LPerry
 1308 days
This website, Toadilly Toads has some great photos of real pet toads and their outdoor houses if you scroll down a bit. The writer seems very experienced with picking the right houses for them.
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