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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

Upcoming Events

Pittsford’s Fifth Annual Save the Frogs Day! May 7

May 7 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Kara Kotwas and Mark Wochner have kindly offered to host A Frog House for our annual Save the Frogs Program. Their ample private property of 7.9 acres with a landscaped

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

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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.

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

Frog Feminization Foretelling the Future for Flesh and Blood?

From Why Organic Lawn Care Copyright © 2023 Grass Master Do you mean to say that you are actually planning on using chemicals on your property this year? April is a time of year when homeowners tend to line up their lawn care for the summer, and plan their fertilization/herbicide/pesticide spray schedules.   You can read all about reasons that spraying is not a good idea at A Frog House website here, which includes a thoughtful and thorough article by a neighbor in Next Door several years ago. But first:  Also in this issue: State laws may ban certain chemicals,

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Happy Valentine’s Day?

Ubiquitous photo on Google search, but see an amazing story about Hoplobatrachus tigerinus here by another Frog Lady. This Article Has a Happy Ending Today is Valentine’s Day. It is sunny and bright here in Rochester, but many are scratching

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World Wetlands Day on February 2

In Day Trips Around Rochester, NY, Brickyard Trail At the Sandra Frankel Nature Park, By Debi Bower Date, Photo Credit Unknown History World Wetlands Day was set originally on February 2nd in 1971, by the Convention on Wetlands in Rasmar,

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A Frog House Letter from Your Founder

Wetlands are the home to 40 percent of the world’s species, they protect us from flooding, provide food and clean water, and play a crucial role in combating climate change. Photo by Tyler Butler on Unsplash To A Frog House

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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

You’ve emphasized the right things

[Regarding your newsletter] this is actually quite wonderful…you’ve emphasized the right things, which are the emphases on positive action and collaboration..BTW, I really admired your Valentine’s Day post — covering many topics succinctly and powerfully. Thanks

Jonathan Cloud

Awesome work, Margot

[Regarding the slot on the Evan Dawson Show on March 20] Wow! Awesome work, Margot!!…You’re amazing!!! Bold, driven, inspiring!

Victoria Zelin, Possible Rochester

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