Dillon Jones - Biologist
9 hours ago

Took my group down to the river to sample for #tadpoles of the Julian's and Vaillants #frogs, two species we suspect are hybridizing. A project I started in 2019 and since have sampled hundreds of tadpoles.

I developed it specifically for hot days. Play into the river and catch little pollywogs? Sign me up!

We delimit species according to denticle rows around their mouth (pictured here). So far, we have found several dozen that exhibit characteristics of both species.

All tadpoles released! 🐸

A blue bucket filled with around 50 tadpoles of various sizes. Some gravel and leaves can be seen in the center
A close up image of the tadpoles mouth in hand. Small black lines called denticle rows, surround the mouth above and below. The tadpole has a greenish-yellow color with a marbles dark pattern
A closer image of tadpoles in a blue bucket. Some detritus and gravel can be seen as well
3 days ago

saw a new frog today!! i believe this is a Green Frog despite being more of a brown frog. i guess they can be like every single color, i saw some pictures of blue ones!! pretty cool.

i really like their thin snout and orange eye and gigantic tympanum. they were just across the way from the other frog i posted earlier. just two friends hanging out under a little bridge and there was a little concrete wall i could sit on to get a good look at em. really not sure why they let me get so close to them or take their pictures for so long but i really appreciate that they did. i love frogs.

#frogs #nature #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography #photography

a brownish frog with orange eyes, very large circles next to their ear (tympanum). they also have nice ridges running down their back. their belly is cream colored and they are sitting on some mud next to a bit of water with many aquatic plants in it
Joe Wynne
3 days ago

In a backyard setting, a small pond will be very beneficial to #wildlife. Here's the hand-dug bi-level pond in my garden. The upper section is shallow for animals to bathe and drink: bees, birds, bunnies. The lower section is wider (<4.5 feet) deeper (<3 feet). #Frogs in my area prefer small quiet ponds.

The special black liner can be purchased, seen here because deer, my nemesis, knocked many rocks off.

More in future toots.

Info requested by:

#biodiversity #gardening

A bi-level pond is shown. In the foreground is a shallow pond, roughly circular, perhaps four feet in diameter. It is surrounded by light colored stones. Beyond that and lower is a deeper pond no more than 4 1/2 feet wide and less than three feet deep. It is also surrounded by decorative light-colored stones that are larger. Behind the pond are canna lilies and there is a note that says they are for frog hiding. To the right in the larger pond there are water plants growing from the pond. There is a note there that says these water plants are for dragonflies to exit. At the bottom of the photo can be seen clover adjacent to the shallow pond and there is a note that says "clover lawn". In the shallow pond there is a reflection of trees that are not seen in the picture.
Annual Reviews
3 days ago

From the brightly colored poison frogs of South America to the prehistoric-looking newts of the Western US, the world is filled with beautiful, deadly amphibians. In recent years, scientists are starting to unravel the mysteries they hold.

Read more:
👉 @KnowableMag
👉 Lea en español
👉 AR Animal Biosciences



A brightly colored frog sits on a leaf.


#Toads nab their prey 5 times faster than the blink of an eye. How do they do it? They pop their lower jaw open, and launch their supersoft tongue at their meal, enveloping their prey. When their unique saliva hits prey at a high speed, it thins out dramatically, pouring into every nook and cranny the tongue touches. Then it becomes sticky again, drawing that meal down the hatch.”

#video #science #slowmotion #animals #amphibians #frogs #biology

#FroggyTales #frogs Ghost is growing nicely. You can see how different an albino Chorus frog looks compared to his mates.

Ivory albino chorus frog tadpole with normal black-dark brown tadpoles.
6 days ago

A friend, with a lot more on the way. Both ponds are filled with tadpoles.

#art #photo #Photography #foto #fotografie #frogs #fujifilm #nature #naturephotography

Helen Pugh
6 days ago

"The Izecksohn’s Brazilian treefrog might be the world’s first known pollinating amphibian. On an expedition near Armação dos Búzios, researchers observed the species eating nectar from the milk fruit tree — a messy endeavour that causes pollen to stick to the moist skin on the frog’s back, where it might be transferred to another flower."

(Btw my book, Jungle-tastic Tales, features a frog who turns into a jaguar!)

#frogs #nature #brazil #pollination #southAmerica

The world’s first pollinating frog and more — May’s best science images
Joe Wynne
1 week ago

If you build it will they come?

From a hand-dug pond in a suburban back yard, a frog chorus begins after three days of rain.

How many species can you discern?

#soundscape #frogs #nature #biodiversity

Of special interest to:

Intense frog chorus at night, multiple species.
1 week ago

The predawn sounds from our pond this morning. I love waking up to this!
今朝、我が家の池から夜明け前の音が聞こえます。 私はこれに目覚めるのが大好きです!#summer #frogs

audio only video from our pond
Christine Beeton
1 week ago

The photos are not great but the subjects are... Green and black poison dart frogs. Two of them hopping in dead leaves under the thick forest canopy. Very small, very fast, very cute, and also poisonous so they should not be licked.
Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica.

#Frogs #Amphibians #PoisonDartFrogs #DoNotLick #Travel #CostaRica #Nature #Wildlife #NaturePhotography #WildlifePhotography

maxmoon 🌱
1 week ago

Small #frogs are getting attracted by my wet garden. I only did some tests with my new watering system on a hot day, which turned out it was a good thing for #insects and #animals

#repiles #amphibians

Risalat Bari
2 weeks ago

Nothing is safe from these frogs if they get their huge gaping mouths around it.

Read the full article: Pacman Frog lifespan: [Why It is Longer in Captivity?]

#pacmanfrog #Frogs #VariouslyHugeMouths #HugeGapingMouths #PacmanFrogLives

Preston Maness ☭
2 weeks ago

So... #tumblr has gone and added singing #frogs to its website. Cool. Cool.

#music #LeanOnMe

a screencast of me "playing" some of the starting chords of the first verse to "Lean on Me" via the number keys on my keyboard (one through eight) on Tumblr's website. Each number key corresponds to a note and a little frog at the top of the dashboard that perks up and "croaks" said note. In the video, you can see the frogs jump up (kinda sorta) in unison as I "play."

Pests by Bethany BrookShire

What makes a pest? Is such a label even fair? A fantastic blend of narrative and science, this book looks at different animals across time and space and our relationship to them. Prepare to have your assumptions challenged, no matter what your current viewpoint.

#BookReview #Pests #Review #Animals #Nature #Wildlife #Cats #Deer #Wolves #Coyotes #Frogs #Mice #Rats #Invasive #People #Relationships #Ownership #Stewardship #Humility #Pigeons #Science #Ecology #Management

A feral cat holds a chick in its mouth. The cat is a striped grey color, the chick is a very bright yellow. The cat is mid-stride in front of some plants, but is fully illuminated by the sun.
EcoFriendly West
2 weeks ago

The breeding call of the tiny Pacific Tree Frog is surprisingly loud and is often used as a soundtrack in movies and cartoons. #NatureCompanion #frogs

Art History Animalia
2 weeks ago

The above article mentions that Rachel Carson owned two signed prints by M.C. Escher; it's been noted elsewhere that one was #Fish and #Frogs (1949), but does anyone know what the second one was?

M.C. Escher Fish and Frogs (1949) black/white print (transformation art/op art style)
Megan Fox
2 weeks ago

Um, #frogs / #frogsofmastodon, should we relocate this little guy to the pond? Or is he happy on. Uh. The screen door?

Guess he could be trying to warm up? Though it's a warm day heh.

EDIT: he left, guessing he was just warming his butt.

Tiny NW tree frog on our screen door handle

At 4pm they turn on the frogs.

First hike since the disastrous one on 12/31/2021, when covid changed my lungs. Felt sooo good to be back in the woods, in boots and with day pack.

#frogs #hiking #getoutside #nationalseashore

Megan Fox
2 weeks ago

Look at this lil frog guy we met on walkabout last night!

(And listen to partner telling him how smol he is)

#wildlife #frogs

Little tree frog perches on nettle (?) and does a little yawn because he's very overheated, while voice tells him how smol he is
Gemma Sarracenia
2 weeks ago

Awwwe, Morty the frog didn't leap for my fingerworms when I stuck the phone in her tank, she luv me.

A perpetually cranky tomato frog, looking like an autumn leaf while sitting under a violet in bloom.
2 weeks ago

It's #FrogFriday (#FroschFreitag?) Bullfrogs are the largest frogs around here - and the only ones, whose tadpoles overwinter. Their sonorous call sounds a bit like a bull - hence the name.

#Herps #Amphibians #Wetlands #Frogs

Mid-size bullfrog sitting on a log at the water's edge. It's deep green color is offset by golden eyes and creamy mottling on its throat.
Bullfrog tadpole. Its rump measures already almost 2in/5cm.
Peek-a-boo! Bullfrog face peeking out from the pond surface.
Christine Beeton
2 weeks ago

After one night in San Jose we setup to leave the central valley of Costa Rica by road through the cloud forest, and then by boat, to reach the rain forest on the Caribbean coast .
My first animal encounter was this strawberry poison dart frog. As its name suggests, it can be used to coat darts for hunting. It's skin secretion are very toxic if they enter the blood stream.
They are very small and very very cute.

#Frogs #Amphibians #PoisonDartFrogs #DoNotLick

Strawberry poison dart frog. It is bright red with tiny black dots and with black-blueish legs and large black eyes.
Sand Hill Thicket
2 weeks ago

Hello, my little garden friend. #Frogs #GardeningMastodon

A green tree frog clings to the hoop of a low tunnel garden with brassica and beets foliage in the background.
Mat-Su Monitor
2 weeks ago

We've finally uploaded the video that we took right after this picture. It shows the frogs of Okeson Pond in Palmer, Alaska making quite a racket!

#PalmerAK #frogs #MSCNews #Alaska

chikorita157 🐰
2 weeks ago

Now, alive frog in your food, this sounds disgusting, but it's true.

#japan #frogs

#frogs #frogstodon #nature Ghost's little friend Spirit. Very tiny. They look other wordly. Albino Pacific chorus frogs. Enchanting. #magical

Bowl of water with rocks and an albino tadpole maybe 3/8 "  the eyes have no color just the black pupils. Looks like a space alien.
3 weeks ago

Filled up the watering can and this guy popped out of the spout.

#PhotoMonday #FotoMontag #frogs #BackyardWildlife #photography

Close up color photo shot with macro lens and shallow depth of field of a small green frog sitting on the edge of a watering can.
The Bee Guy
3 weeks ago

Basic bee facts every day at 3pm.

#WorldBeeDay Special.

A fact and a confession:

I’m The Bee Guy and I talk to bees.
On a regular basis.
I greet them as they pass.
I apologise for us.
I ask if they’re okay.
And #trees
And #birds
And #wasps
And #hoverflies
And #ladybirds
And #butterflies
And #frogs
But mostly #bees
Especially #bumblebees
Try it.

Ashy Mining Bee clinging to a blade of grass.
Orange legged furrow bee sitting on grey material against blurred green background.
Bumblebee foraging on pink coloured vetch wildflower.
Duchess of Umbrage
4 weeks ago

URGENT CORRECTION what I imagined was a peeper turned out to be a lovelorn gulf coast toad. The species doesn’t really matter, I’m still not getting any sleep tonight #frogs

A basic Gulf Coast toad in a dark swimming pool swims away from the prying eye of the camera
Sarah Stone
4 weeks ago

Life/Spring part 3:
Getting legs and getting moving. Pacific tree frogs and duckweed in man-made pond in front of our house.
#pacifictreefrog #frogs #amphibia #pondlife #backyardwildlife #smallanimals #spring #aquaticlife #habitatgardens #Nature

Pacific tree frog tadpoles getting legd
New baby pacific tree frog on duckweed
Duchess of Umbrage
4 weeks ago

Several leopard frogs have joined the peepers in the nightly froggy mating call jamboree outside my bedroom window. Add in the katydids and it’s a brain-splitting triple bill. Kill me now. #frogs

4 weeks ago

Many a sad frog.

Find them as stickers here!

#frog #frogs #stickerart #sticker

Art of sad blue frogs in different poses. One is sandwiched by bread, another has dropped spaghetti and three are in various lying down or sitting positions.
SoMuchPingle 🐸🍩
1 month ago

A red-eyed treefrog (Agalychnis callidryas) out and about on a wet night. One of the iconic critters in Costa Rica and I’m happy to see and photograph lots of them 🙂 #frogs #nature #herps #CostaRica

A red-eyed treefrog moving through leaves on a rainy night
Mat-Su Monitor
1 month ago

The frogs are pretty loud down Okeskon Pond way on the Mat-Su College Campus in Palmer, #Alaska.

Soon there will be pollywogs galore!

#PalmerAK #frogs #MSCNews

View of a pond from the vantage point of a dock. The end of the dock slopes down, so it is covered in water. The pond is surrounded on all sides by tall trees.
Duchess of Umbrage
1 month ago

SOUND UP. Just tryna catch up on Drag Race All Stars but this dadgum tiny, horny frog is STILL in an undisclosed location outside my bedroom losin’ his absolute SHIT with the screaming, and it’s harshing my mellow. It’s SO loud. Don’t know if you can tell from my shitty iPhone soundtrack, but it’s as if a tiny chainsaw did it with a dentist’s drill and gave birth to a baby jackhammer. Either he needs to sashay away, or herd of snake assassins needs to take him ALL the way out. Because I’m gettin NO SLEEP this way. #frogs

Interior, nighttime bedroom in the dark. Pillow’s-eye view of my iPad playing an episode of Ru-Paul’s Drag Race while outside a frog makes a huge ruckus.

#FroggyTales #Frogs. New crop of chorus frogs. But there is a special colorless one. You'll have to look carefully. In the video look for the eyes. Top center.

Video with tadpoles swimming about. One colorless.
Joe Wynne
1 month ago

The bark of a male Green Treefrog a few minutes ago hidden somewhere above my front porch.

Good luck Treefrog. This type of "Hey Baby" call has never worked for me.

#soundscape #frogs #nature

Bark of male Green Treefrog from a few feet away. Strangely gruff like a small dog.
Carl Johnson
1 month ago

This lovely pile of bibliophile frogs lives outside the Saratoga Springs Public Library in Saratoga Springs, New York.

#sculpture #PublicArt #Art #library #libraries #LibraryArt #frog #frogs

Photograph of a sculpture of frogs outside a public library in Saratoga Springs, New York. A large frog, wearing round eyeglasses, is sitting on his haunches. He is holding a book upraised and open before him. Atop his head is a much smaller frog, also wearing round eyeglasses. Between the large frog's webbed feet is a third frog, facing in, and assorted mushrooms, toadstools and reeds are also at the feet of the main frog.
Joe Wynne
1 month ago


Weeding uncovers a Fowler's Toad, common in this area. And they are always welcome!

Frogs consume large amounts of pests, not the least of which are mosquitos. By their habitat destruction and chemical use, humans kill off frog populations, then complain about mosquitoes.

This garden has a purpose-built pond for frog breeding and tadpole development. A small price to pay for 24X7 mosquito control.

#biodiversity #frogs #gardening #nature #anthropocene

A Fowler's toad viewed from the top. Dark green skin with a cream-colored line down the back. Dark grey irregular spots thinly outlined with cream color. Legs look differently with dark grey color and muted yellow horizontal stripes.
Primo Natura
1 month ago

"Several frog species are feared to be locally extinct in parts of New South Wales after the black summer bushfires, a survey of amphibian populations has found."

#NSW #NewSouthWales #Animals #Frogs

Chrystyne Novack
1 month ago

It is easy being green. This single green, tree frog sits nestled among the viridescent foliage hiding in plain sight!

Being Green -

#AYearForArt #Photography #FediGiftShop #Frogs
#BuyIntoArt #CreativeToots #fotografie #Wildlife

A single green, tree frog sits nestled among the viridescent foliage hiding in plain sight!
🪼boogie 🩷
1 month ago

i had to move instances & haven't been on here in ages so... hi, let me do an #intro
my name is beau, or boogie. i like: #reading, korean music, cop dramas (acab tho), true crime (not in a weird way), #jellyfish, #frogs, #bats #siphonophore and davinci.
i am #audhd, mentally ill & recently diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome which is somewhat annoying as at this very moment my entire arm is hurting because i am holding my phone.
anyway, nice to meet you.

Sheila M. Averbuch - Author
2 months ago

The pond corner. The barrel will hold #peas later, but now it's #tulips (starring the double orange Orca), plus purple honesty that I dug up from where it had self-seeded. Behind it, #hellebores obscure the tiny pond, which is tucked into the corner and supports a few #frogs and #newts. A neighbor offered me her Victorian fireplace surround so I put it here with a mirror tucked behind, a trick from garden designer Mirabel Osler.

#floweraday @plants #mygarden #gardening #gardens

Bright orange tulips in a barrel next to a clump of leaves that's reflected in the mirror behind it
Oona is drawing animals
2 months ago

on days 66 & 67 of drawing animals I drew a bunch of frogs. frogs are cool, and can do funny things with their legs. And their tongues, still need to study frog range of movement and frog tongue action at some point ...

#Art #Ink #Frogs #Amphibians

a page with three sketches of frogs in black ink
a page with four sketches of frogs in black ink
SoMuchPingle 🐸🍩
2 months ago

Not much of #frogfriday left but here's a White-bellied Leaf Frog (Heterixalus alboguttatus) observed near Ranomafana park in #Madagascar. #nature #naturephotography #herps #frogs

A black treefrog covered in yellow spots.
2 months ago

Happy Frog Friday everyone!!! 🐸

#PixelArt #art #frogs

Danielle Vossebeld
2 months ago

My dad used to remove the frog spawn from the pond in the garden. He died last year and now the tadpoles are taking over. 😱
#garden #tadpoles #frogs

Part of the small pond with some green plants and dead oak leaves and a large amount of tadpoles swarming at the edge of the pond. (This will make you itch. )
SoMuchPingle 🐸🍩
2 months ago

For this #frogfriday I'm bringing the fire - the Fiery Bright-eyed Frog (*Boophis pyrrhus*), observed during my recent visit to Madagascar. This male was caught up in his vocalizations and allowed me to capture a few photos mid-performance. #nature #frogs #herps #naturephotography #madagascar

Alayna :verified:
2 months ago

I'm a student vet tech who's obsessed with #frogs and am learning #guitar! 🐸 🎸

I'm currently struggling with an undiagnosed #chronicillness (Maybe fibromyalgia. Still harassing my Dr(s) for answers) 😖

In my free time I game. I usually play bigger games WAY after their popularity has died down, some indie games, and rarely mobile games. :blobcatgamer:

Hopeful I'll have many great interactions here! 👋

This is one of the sweetest expressions of love for animals I have ever seen. I’m enamored with this Dazza fellow and his little frog sanctuary. 😍

#Animals #Frogs #Engineering #Love #Kindness #Habitat #Sanctuary

Nighttime clip of a frog poking out of the uncapped top of a metal fence post, followed by a series drawings and 3D-printed iterations of fence-mounted structures for the frog habitat
3 months ago

Warm it up @petersmithca
3D Ideas #LOL

3Dprinting for frogs.

Yeah, sure. When frogs tapdance and Shrimp sing!!

#3DPrinting #Frogs #Tiktok #Video #AltText #Nature #Frog #Pampered #Spa #Pool #Spoiled

A Tiktok video showing a fence, with a frog living in the post. And the elaborate 3d printing of a house for it, that turned into a community. At one point you hear that a possum had joined the pool party.

🐸Artist: #FioSilva / # in City: #Rosario Argentina 🇦🇷 2019 - (for #Festivaltriangulo + - #Streetart #Art #Mastoart #Mural #Graffiti #Artwork #Painting #Frogs

Streetartwall. On the outer wall of a multi-storey skyscraper is sprayed / painted colorful mural of three frogs and a snail. The background is designed in green tones with swirling leaves. At the bottom crawls a brown snail, on whose back a red frog has sat down. Above it two more frogs jump into the air.
Artist Fio Silva about this Mural:
"They are not to be feared: the envy of the toads could never cover the song of the nightingales." Eva Perón.
4 months ago

There's frogspawn in the pond, there's frogspawn in the pond!! 🐸 #Frogs #WaterLilly #PondLife #SpringIsComing

Frogspawn in the surface of a pond with furled water lilly leaves in the background.
4 months ago

A new species of frog has been described from the tropical Andes of Ecuador and named after J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of famous works of fantasy literature.

Only one individual of the species has been found, within the bounds of Río Negro-Sopladora National Park.

Read the story from Liz Kimbrough.

#Frogs #TropicalForests #Ecuador #News #Conservation #Environment

The Bee Guy
4 months ago

More frogs.
More frogs.

(We did warn you that there would be a lot of frog content here at the moment as they are only active in this manner for a matter of a few days a year - bee content will resume as normal as soon as the little feckers wake up!).

#frogs #frogsofmastodon #herpetology
#bees #beesanctuaryireland #savingbees #nature #sanctuary #water #organic #vegan #good #naturephotography #frogspawn #wildlifephotography #wildlife

A short clip of a pair of frogs in the process of mating in a pond. Moving away as other frogs get closer.
SoMuchPingle 🐸🍩
4 months ago

Ranitomeya ventrimaculata, a Peruvian poison frog small enough to sit comfortably on my thumbnail. #frogs #herps #herpetology #nature #naturephotography

A black, yellow and blue poison frog
Jeri Dansky
4 months ago

I know there are #frogs hanging out at my pond because I've heard their loud croaking for the past few nights. I rarely get to see them — but I still love hearing them and I'm glad we're back into frog-croaking season again.

#frog #garden

Photo of a fenced-in yard with a pond and a lot greenery surrounding it,
4 months ago

i've started uploading the pictures i post here to flickr as well. so if you've ever wanted a closer look at any of them they'll be here! i recommend checking out my pinned photo larger!

#birds #bugs #mushrooms #frogs #flowers #prairie

S. K. Riley
4 months ago

Research from Europe has shown large #solar farms can enhance the diversity and abundance of plants, grasses, #butterflies, #bees and #birds.

What’s more, vegetation between solar panel rows can also provide travel corridors, nesting sites and shelter for #wildlife. Management strategies are key to maximizing these benefits of solar farms.

#Biodiversity #WildlifeCorridors #Nesting #Frogs #Habitat #Shelter #Agriculture #LandUse #WildlifeHaven #SolarFarms

Farm management strategies can maximise the benefits of solar farms for wildlife. Image credit: Eric Nordberg

A tiny native frog sits on an outstretched human hand. In the background, a solar farm array is set in a green field, with low clouds and blue sky behind it.
Peter Barnes
4 months ago

#Dogwalking miscellany

Tiiiiiny green tree frog

These shots took a lot of effort in post to rescue something vaguely worth posting, since they were shot in low light on an iPhone 3GS (and with the usual handicap of two dogs on the leash). However I thought the frog was so cute is was worth a post. In the first shot is my usual measuring stick, the ISO Standard Left Leg. The frog appears to be about 1,000 little millitoes long.

#photography #nature #frogs #TreeFrog #wildlife #iphoneography #iphone3gs #humour

A very small green tree frog on the asphalt surface of a rainforest park carpark. It's dwarfed by fallen leaves around it, and is sitting next to the photographer's sandal-clad left foot. It's about the size of his little toe.
A slightly larger shot of the green tree frog.