Toads in Your Window Well: Why & What to Do

You might be in for a jumpy, lumpy surprise when you remove the dead leaves around your basement window, window well or egress window and discover a toad, or two! Now you might wonder how this happened and what to do about it. Generally, toads fall into window wells by accident. But window wells that … Read more

What do Frogs Look Like?


I love to go looking for frogs in the wild and sometimes it can be very surprising to discover what they look like! For example, I recently found a Spring Peeper and was not expecting how tiny they are. But before diving into specifics, here is a general rule as to what frogs look like. … Read more

What Frogs Eat: Everything There is to Know

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I had a wild frog as a kid and loved to watch it eat a variety of bugs in the backyard. Later on, I did some research to learn what else frogs eat and realized that frogs eat much more than just bugs! Frogs eat invertebrates, small mammals, small lizards, small freshwater shrimp or fish, … Read more

How Do Frogs Breathe?

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Frogs breathe utilizing four different respiratory methods, including the skin, lungs, nostrils, and lining of the mouth. The type of respiration used will vary depending on where the frog is located. Before metamorphosis into an adult frog, tadpoles breathe through their gills.

What Frog is This? Frog Identification Chart

Frog Identification What Frog is That-min

This page contains a detailed table with frogs you can find in your back yard, garden, local park, swamp, pond or pet store depending on your location (USA, Canada, Australia, Europe). Start by looking for where you heard or saw the frog and click on the name to see a photo and learn more.

Are Cane Toads Still a Problem?

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There were no toads in Australia until the Cane Toad was introduced in 1935 and slowly became an incredibly invasive species. This invasive species was also introduced to Florida and other parts of the world but caused more problems than they were set to solve. Cane Toads are still a problem in Australia and Florida … Read more

42 Fascinating Toad Facts

Toad Facts-min

Toads are my favorite amphibian and there truly are some fascinating facts about them. I have been interested in toads ever since I found some in my backyard as a kid and I have learned so much about them since then. Toads are amphibians that are part of the Anura order, more specifically members of … Read more

What is The Life Cycle of a Frog?

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As a general rule, the frog life cycle consists of 4 main stages: 1. Egg, 2. Tadpole, 3. Froglet, 4. Adult Frog. The evolution through these stages is called metamorphosis and complete transformation can take up to 28 weeks depending on species and climate. Although there are fascinating exceptions to how frogs develop depending on … Read more

What Sounds do Frogs Make?

Frog Sounds-min

Frogs make a variety of sounds from the common “ribbit ribbit” to the more sophisticated croak, chirp, or hoot. But the sound a frog makes truly depends on a variety of factors. As a general rule, the sound a frog makes depends on the species, their intent (mating, territorial defense), and the language that the … Read more

How do Frogs Defend Themselves?

Frog Defense-min

Frogs are far from the top of the food chain and have so many predators it may be hard to imagine how they can defend themselves. However, frogs employ a wide variety of very smart ways to protect themselves in the wild.  As a general rule, frogs defend themselves by puffing up their bodies, surprising … Read more