If you are excited about helping frogs, but you know where to begin, A Frog House offers these suggestions.
In your home
- Eat organic food, mostly vegetables and plants
- If you eat meat, please avoid frogs legs
- Responsibly dispose of unused medications. Flushing down the toilet is unsafe
- Avoid personal care products containing plastic microbeads.
- Avoid purchasing, transporting, or collecting wild amphibians or spawn, and if you have any, please don’t release them into the wild or into sewage
- Refuse to dissect frogs
- Prepare your own powerpoint or paper on the importance of frogs
- Plan an educational visit from A Frog House
- Prepare for our 2nd annual Art and Poetry Contest
On your property
- Maintain chemical free property (eg avoid unnatural pesticides and fertilizer free), including environmental estrogens
- Reduce lawn area
- Create a frog pond.
- Create a rain or other garden, full of native plants
- Eliminate or avoid non-native plants and animals (including fish)
- Pick up pet waste
- Conserve water
- Leave your leaves on the ground, and native aquatic vegetation and dead wood near your pond.
- Create a compost heap
- Protect amphibians from pets.
Your environmental contribution
- Don’t move spawn from one pond to another
- Reduce your use of plastics and fossil fuels.
- Watch what you throw away—and where you throw it away
- Drive carefully, become a toad patroller
- Join campaigns to stop frog and salamander trade.
- Give the frogs some time
- Look, listen, and learn: educate yourself and your family about amphibians
- Visit an Association of Zoos and Aquariums
- Report signs of disease
- Support Conservation
- Put your money where it counts.