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A Frog House

Open Sunday afternoons, 1 PM to dusk May 1 through October 31 (weather and COVID-19 situation permitting).

Located near the Canal Tow Path of the Erie Canal in Pittsford, NY, behind 65 State Street

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“I’m really proud of A Frog House!” — Pearl Brunt, Board Member

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Honoring Life, One Frog at a Time

A Frog House, our magical little house on the Erie Canal in Pittsford, educates visitors about amphibian survival through recreational events and workshops for children and adults.

We work with local governments to protect wetlands and establish parks with ponds, and educate visitors about the impact of lawn and garden poisons on life itself.

We teach compassion and compassionate communication skills for the sake of all life, from frogs at the bottom of the food chain through homo sapiens at the top, by modeling responsible land and water use and maintenance.

Frogs are at the bottom of the food chain….

…so their poisoning by pollution and chemicals, climate change, and the devastation of wetlands and habitat by mindless development mean that all the creatures that prey on them are disappearing as well—and up the food chain!

When most people hear of frogs, they respond with amusement or curiosity.

They’re whimsical creatures, right?

It’s less commonly known that they have an essential role in maintaining ecological balance, and their diminishing numbers are a huge piece of the looming Sixth Extinction.

Let’s work together to honor life, one frog at a time.

Margot Fass’ Frog Blog

The Dreaded Lanternfly

Danger Alert for Western New York Farmers and Gardeners: Take a good look at this beautiful fly:   Like many lovely creatures, it is dangerous, and will eat and destroy fruit trees, ornamental trees, woody trees, vegetables, herbs, grains and vines), A headline in 2018: https://www.newyorkupstate.com/news/2018/10/spotted_lanternfly_invasive_species_new_york_grapes_wine_vineyard.html And yet the problem is growing: We can and are advised to kill them Please keep your eyes peeled.  Lanternfly egg masses Left: The egg masses can be on trees, rocks, or any other solid object and can be present from September through June. Right: The empty remains of the eggs that have hatched can

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A photo of Christine Sevilla with camera

Remembering Christine Sevilla, Wetlands Advocate

Christine Sevilla, Pittsford Resident, cared passionately about wetlands. She dedicated her book “Guide to Public Access Wetlands in and near Monroe County” to Leal Mertes, “whose life work was wetlands.” Sevilla too devoted her life work, through practical, artful, and

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How Wetlands Are Important

A Frog House is working with the Town of Pittsford in 2022 regarding the Erie Canal Nature Preserve ponds and wetlands. Local Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter Conservation Director, Roger Downs, has sent out a statewide plea for members to sign

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FROG Magic Reflections – 2021

What a year we have had!  It has been so much fun, and we are looking forward to your support for our exciting last event in 2021, Giving Tuesday, on November 30th in 2021.  All of the things we did,

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A Frog House

Local hub for environmentalism and gathering🐸✨
65 State Street📍
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Beautiful babies abound!
One of our resident frogs celebrating summer solstice today. 🥰
On June 26, 2022, A Frog House will be hosting a very important meeting regarding local invasive plants. Currently, A Frog House is working to obtain permission and funding for a community located invasive species management project. It is crucial that residents and community stakeholders understand what is involved.
After an optional light lunch at 65 State Street catered by Susan Plunkett's Fabulous foods, we will proceed to Town Hall for a presentation by Andy Smith, Senior Scientist at Stantec Environmental.
Andy will discuss the current challenges posed by invasive plants in ponds and wetlands and best recommended management practices. His presentation will also address the specific invasive issues threatening the wetlands located in the Erie Canal Nature Preserve and the adjacent Village Arboretum.
After the presentation, interested attendees can walk with Andy to the Erie Canal Preserve. At the Preserve wetland participants can get their feet wet and their hands dirty with a walk to the ponds to pull out some of the easy invasives, such as garlic mustard, and top off phragmites to carry them out of the park. Attendees may also join the walk to simply learn more about the Preserve's ecology and to enjoy the frogs!
DATE: Sunday, June 26, 2022
TIME: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
LOCATION: 65 State Street, Pittsford 
11 South Main Street, Pittsford 
Please RSVP by June 21 if you plan to join us for lunch.

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Robert Corby

I predict that A Frog House will be on the map as a well recognized community destination in historic Pittsford Village by next summer, and a sustainable 501(c)(3)

Robert Corby, Former Mayor of the Village of Pittsford

I LOVE what you all are doing at A Frog House

We certainly need more centers like yours around the country.
Joseph Apodaca, Executive Director The Amphibian and Reptile Conservancy

The occasion is ‘unfrogettable’

The time for the kids was engaging, hands on, and felt very much like being at home.
Melanie Jones, Tutor Coordinator at School 35, Director of Arts and Enrichment at Third Presbyterian Church

Yours is the only property in the Village of Pittsford that opens your doors to residents and visitors…

…and has events that are fun and educational for youngsters and adults alike.

Amy Vlietstra, Pittsford Village activist and advocate and friend to the Board

What A Terrific Project and What A Lovely Location

We found you when I was walking by with my children and we were enchanted. What a terrific project and what a lovely location. You are doing good work here. Thank you for helping young people appreciate and value the animals, the environment, and through this, each other.

Sam Miller

A Frog House is a delight!

A Frog House is a delight! A magical place for children… and a reminder for adults to help support frogs (and every creature on our planet) today… for those children tomorrow. Thank you for all your good work!

Mark Shulman

Thanks for these uplifting updates

Thanks for these uplifting updates and for all you are doing! We are glad to hear that the Nature Symposium on April 25 is still happening online.

Evan Lowenstein, Communications and Membership Director, Rochester People's Climate Coalition

Thank you for your efforts on behalf of the natural world!

I certainly wish you the best and thank you for your efforts on behalf of the natural world!

David Bonter, Research Faculty, Office of Undergraduate Biology, Cornell University

Thank You!

THANK YOU for all your efforts on behalf of frogs!

Alan Pollock, MD Board of Directors San Fernando Audubon Society At-Home Project
National Wildlife Federation

I applaud your efforts

I applaud your efforts in putting together an event such as yours.

Daena Ford, President, Braddock Bay Raptor Research