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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Nov 16, 2013 4:20 AM CST
I am amazed there is no frog badge. So many gardens over here in Oz incorporate frog ponds to do something towards ameliorating the decline of frogs. Frogs are musical and great to look upon - a garden must.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Nov 16, 2013 9:17 AM CST
I would buy a badge if it were for frogs and toads!
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daylilydreams
Nov 16, 2013 10:23 AM CST
I agree I would also buy a badge if it were for frogs and toads. Whenever I see a toad on the lawn when cutting the grass I move it to the garden out of dangers way of the mower. Sometimes I see those green frogs in my daylilies they are so cute.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Nov 16, 2013 12:43 PM CST
I mark my calendar every year when the frogs start to sing - that is my first sign that spring is truly coming.

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Name: woofie
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woofie
Nov 16, 2013 12:52 PM CST
That's definitely one thing I miss about where we lived in Oregon. There was a pond across the road at the base of a rock quarry and every spring the frogs would serenade us. Such a lovely sound!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Nov 16, 2013 2:55 PM CST
I always get a big thrill when I dump out a bag of purchased mulch and a confused toad comes out of the bag. What a way to end your hibernation!
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Nov 16, 2013 3:20 PM CST
Found a really cute froggie image, but I'm not clear about whether we could use it for a badge.

http://webclipart.about.com/od/fishandwater/ss/Happy-Frog-Cl...
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Hmmm, not sure why the background came out black...trying again

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There he is! Much better.

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Name: Betty
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daylilydreams
Nov 16, 2013 3:40 PM CST
I think Dave is the one who decides if we can have a frog badge and makes it up for us. I do like yours!
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Nov 16, 2013 5:23 PM CST
Perhaps if you gave Dave the web address where you found the frog, he could tell if it is copyright protected or not. I like the little bugger. I have a farm pond and the lily pad badge just didn't capture 'pond' for me, but a frog certainly would.
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Nov 16, 2013 6:03 PM CST
I posted the web address in my original post (it's right above the first picture, with the black background). Did a bit of checking and it's ok to use under these conditions:

"All clip art, backgrounds, icons, photo clip art, and any other art created by Dixie Allan, About.com Web Clip Art Expert, unless otherwise referenced, is free to use for personal, educational and non-profit usage for a link back to the webclipart.about.com.
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I'm not sure what category ATP would fall into. Sure is a cute little froggie, tho. Smiling
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Nov 16, 2013 7:54 PM CST
@dave
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fiwit
Nov 16, 2013 8:18 PM CST
I would love a frog/toad badge too....
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Nov 16, 2013 9:01 PM CST
I would love one too! We raised bullfrogs when I was a kid, and I miss their singing!
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ShadyGreenThumb
Nov 16, 2013 11:59 PM CST
The Leopard Toads have taken over after the raccoons ate all my koi. They are kinda find to have around. I would buy that badge, too.
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Name: Natalie
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Natalie
Nov 17, 2013 12:48 AM CST
Glen, do you have a problem with Cane Toads where you live? I was never expecting to find them at my house, but we have them here. I have dogs, so I wasn't thrilled about it. We've relocated them when we found them.
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Name: Glen Ingram
Macleay Is, Qld, Australia (Zone 12a)
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Gleni
Nov 17, 2013 1:15 AM CST
Natalie, yes I have them in my garden. Alas, I know them well. I went to the mainland to launch a new book on them last Wednesday for the frog society.
It would be disastrous if they were actually in Idaho. Fingers crossed some idiot hasn't introduced them there. However, it should be too cold in your State for them to maintain viable populations.
The new book is "Cane toads: a tale of sugar, politics and flawed science" by Nigel Turvey. Their introduction and impact throughout the world is an awful story.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Nov 17, 2013 7:06 AM CST

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@Horntoad sent me some graphics to use and I'm pleased to let you all know that the Frogs and Toads badge is ready! http://garden.org/special/badges/badge.php?bn=Frogs
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Nov 17, 2013 7:46 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Nov 17, 2013 9:34 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I just spend some acorns and have a shiny new badge! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Thank you @dave and thank you @Gleni for making the suggestion. Way to go!
Let's hear it for the frogs and toads! (Whoa, way too much caffeine already, sorry.)
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Nov 17, 2013 9:51 AM CST

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Natalie said:Glen, do you have a problem with Cane Toads where you live? I was never expecting to find them at my house, but we have them here. I have dogs, so I wasn't thrilled about it. We've relocated them when we found them.


It's really unlikely that you have Cane Toads, Natalie. They are a tropical/subtropical species and haven't been previously reported within almost 2000 miles of Idaho. Your toads are most likely Western Toads:

http://imnh.isu.edu/digitalatlas/bio/amph/main/amphmnfr.htm

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