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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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Learn about our upcoming activities at A Frog House and our conservation efforts in the Town of Pittsford.

About Our Work

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.

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.

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!

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

Margot Fass’ Frog Blog

Nature’s Food Forests and How to Recreate Them in Public Parks

https://youtu.be/67mnZJCerXY

First Frogs in Our Own Backyard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMgOMd_pZw8&t=1085s

Our Secret Gardens: Restoring the Soul of Pittsford, A Tall Order

This is my favorite scene in Schoen Place. I could photograph and paint it over and over again. (Photo: Margot Fass) A tiny prayer group, called Pittsford Pulse, was discussing The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett, a classic of English Children’s literature...

Pittsford Is Becoming Greener

A Frog House 2021 Events, all on Sundays except for February 25 Don't miss the fourth and final webinar on Thursday at 7 pm by A Frog House founder, Margot Fass, called "First Frogs in our own Backyard" in the Pittsford and Penfield Library series "Encouraging Nature...

A Frog House Achievements of 2020

Goodbye, 2020! A Frog House, although not open most of the time this year, was busily engaged advocating at the state and local levels, collaborating with friends and like minded community members, and educating through our A Frog House events as well as our blogs....

A Frog House: Many Hats on the Sam Patch

Being the stand-in educator on the Sam Patch required many hats. Juggler’s, Historian’s, Environmentalist’s, Activist’s, Geologist’s, Politician’s. No wonder my head is spinning. … Read more.

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A Frog House | Non Profit

Local hub for environmentalism and gathering🐸✨
📍65 State Street

Did you know this ⬇️🐸? 

In the agrarian communities of various states across India, there is a strong belief that a marriage ceremony performed between two frogs will please Indra, the Hindu rain god. 

📸: Jennifer Patterson 

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About to taste the best tea✨🫖

📸: Jennifer Patterson
Don’t forget to visit us on Sunday, October 10 for our Asian Tea Tasting from 1-4PM.🐸🌸🫖

📸: Jennifer Patterson
Join us for Asian Tea Tasting on Sunday 10th,2021!🫖✨

Only Nine (9) Seats Left!

Please reply to margot@afroghouse.org by 6 pm on Thursday, October 7, when Happy Earth Tea needs a final count.

"Scholarships” are available, thanks to generous donors.

It looks like the weather will be beautiful, the pairings delightful. Frog stories and education to go with each tasting of tea from China, Japan and India.

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Did you know?⬇️🐸

There is evidence that frogs have roamed the Earth for more than 200 million years, at least as long as the dinosaurs!  Pesticide use, habitat destruction and disease have caused the extinction of 200 species of frogs since the 1970s. Frogs survived the extinction of dinosaurs in the late Cretaceous period, 65 million years ago but they may not survive what humans and global warming are doing. 

📸: Kathryn Eible
Sensitive fern is a native species that gets its name from its sensitivity to cold temperatures. Still, it can grow in a wide variety of soil types and moisture levels, and if often present in vernal pools. They help frogs by:
A: Attracting insects
B: Sheltering frogs from predators
C: Encouraging toadstool growth
D: Both A and B 
E: None of the above
F. All of the above

Comment below!⬇️
We’ll post the answer later in our stories!!🐸🌸

📸: Kathryn Eible

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Did you know that 2,000 amphibian species are threatened with extinction and may not survive the 21st century?

Visit AFrogHouse.org to learn more facts about frogs!🐸🌸

📸: Jennifer Patterson 

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Can you spot the frogs?👀

A Frog House, open on Sundays from 1PM to 5 PM through October. 
We are happy to annouce that after 3 years of being pesticide free, frogs have return to A Frog House! 

Come visit us this weekend!🐸🌸

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A little froggy cake never hurt anyone🐸🌸 

📸: Neal Rudin

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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