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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

A Frog House Save the Frogs Day, Our Report.

Whether you were or were not with us on May 1st, 2022, for our fourth annual Pittsford Save the Frogs Day, we thought we would share the fun with you on this pictorial blog. All photo credits go to Rob Corby and Lindsay Graham except the first one. Starting and ending at A Frog House at 65 State Street, Pittsford, NY 14534, Pittsford’s fourth  Save the Frogs Day, on Sunday, May 1, we attribute our achievement to 1) the generous grant of $750 from SAVE THE FROGS!    2) the knowledge and willingness of former Village of Pittsford mayor Rob

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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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We always have awesome visitors at @a_frog_house - yesterday was no exception 💕.
Forever friends and magical moments await 💕.
Costa Rica here we come!
#frog #frogsofinstagram #costarica #unsplashphoto #unsplash #photooftheday
Photo Credit: Kathryn Elble(for our Scavenger Hunt, June 26, 2021)
This year our Scavenger Hunt will take place on Saturday, May 28.  It will be much cooler, we hope.
Some folks feel ok with following their own call for comfort and relief wherever they can, but A Frog House needs a public John of the composting sort. The perfect ones are in the $1000 range. Wouldn’t it be grand to go in the privacy of the 65 State Street garage, rather than be doomed to the crowds and lines for the public porta potties in Schoen Place on Paddle and Pour Day?
Please donate for this item by May 21, so we can get it on time.  We already are halfway there, based on a generous gift of $500 from an audience member at Robert Corby’s excellent presentation on March 31.  Our new friend appreciates what A Frog House does, and there are so many ways to show gratitude as he did, by donating time or money.  We particularly need a head donor, which is a leadership role to inspire others to donate. You would be privy to intimate details in the bog. We are not flush. 
For A Frog House to keep going and growing, we need members, volunteers, donors.  You can volunteer online https://afroghouse.org/join-us/ and/or give online (https://afroghouse.org/donate
 ), via Paypal (tag) or Venmo (tag), or send a check to Frog House Project, Inc c/o Margot Fass, 527 Linden Street, Rochester, NY 14620
@afroghouse  #environmentaleducation  #501c3  #donate  #frogs  #toadsofinstagram  #Giving Tuesday
A “toadally” grand Mothers’ Day at A Frog House! Event Manager, Bonnie Abrams, helped Cruz and Julian make Toad Abodes. Toads are a gardener’s best friend and making a home for them in your garden is a natural way to get rid of pesky bugs that feed on your plants and your body! One toad can eat 1000 insects in a single day! Toads are breeding now in ponds and vernal pools and even in soft swimming pool covers! Contact A Frog House if you would like to rescue tadpoles before opening your pool for the summer. We believe every small collective action for the mighty and important frog (that includes toads!) can bring big results for our world. 

Ways of donating to A Frog House: You can give online 
(AFrogHouse.org/donate), via PayPal (tag) or Venmo (tag) or send a check to Frog House Project, Inc c/o Margot Fass, 527 Linden Street, Rochester, NY 14620
@a_frog_house  #environmentaleducation  #501c3  #donate #frog  #toads
#toadsofinstagram #pittsford
Photo Credit: Bonnie Abrams  Toads in Powder Mills Park, May 6th, 2021.

Toads often mate  in temporary bodies of water, called Vernal Ponds. In this case, they just raced to a puddle formed from a heavy rain. You may find some around your home, or on our Scavenger Hunt on Paddle and Pour Day, coming up on Saturday in just 19 days; https://afroghouse.org/events/

Amphibians even breed in pool covers, much to the annoyance of many pool owners.  A Frog House Event Manager and Frog Rescuer Bonnie Abrams will answer your call for help!  Write her at Bonnie@AFrogHouse.org/ or come and meet us at  A Frog House on any Sunday afternoon between 1 and 5 PM, weather permitting. 
The frogs will be growing, and for A Frog House to keep going and growing, we need members, volunteers, donors.  You can volunteer online https://afroghouse.org/join-us/ and/or give online (https://afroghouse.org/donate
 ), via Paypal (tag) or Venmo (tag), or send a check to Frog House Project, Inc c/o Margot Fass, 527 Linden Street, Rochester, NY 14620
@afroghouse  #environmentaleducation  #501c3  #donate  #frogs  #toadsofinstagram
Photo Credit: Homesteadin' Mama Mindie

It’s Mother’s Day! You need to come to A Frog House today and make one of these for Mom’s Garden! Toads are a gardener’s best friend. Toads don’t know that Amphibian Week (May 1 to 7) began or ended, as they have been breeding since April, and will keep on going through May. One toad can eat up to 10,000 insects in a summer.  We are making Toad Abodes to help this garden helper feel at home in your garden, although it won’t be quite as fancy as The Frog House in Poland!

Join us from 1 PM to 5 PM today, Sunday, May 8th.

Ways of donating to A Frog House: You can give online (AFrogHouse.org/donate), via Paypal (tag) or Venmo (tag), or send a check to Frog House Project, Inc c/o Margot Fass, 527 Linden Street, Rochester, NY 14620
@afroghouse  #environmentaleducation  #501c3  #donate  #frogs  #Sunday Surprises

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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