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Name: Bob
Clayton, NC (Zone 7b)
Ferns Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: North Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder
Dragonflies Ponds
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DigginDirt
Sep 6, 2016 3:34 PM CST
We have a new neighbor living in in our tiny pond - a small frog. Like most he's rather skiddish but I was determined to get a picture of him (my ultimate goal is to catch him in one of his rare moments sitting on a lily pad). Anyway, while waiting for him to make an appearance the fish were wildly feeding at the surface late in the evening to cause the ripples. (It needs to be clicked on to enlarge it so the reflections show up properly.)

Sometimes the little moments in a garden have neither blooms or critters but are still enjoyable.

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This is not the picture I wanted of the frog but as I said he's shy. He would still fit in the palm of my hand with his legs extended so he's small.

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And in case anyone wondered, yes, the lily does bloom - sometime 3-4 at once.
(Perry's Baby Red)



Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Sep 8, 2016 9:10 AM CST
Good attempt to catch your 'visitor'. I would love a frog in my pond. We have occasional tree frogs show up in our lawn. Not sure how that happens as the trees and area where they live is about a mile west. I caught one once and put him on a lily pad in my pond but never saw the results. I guess he could have drownd as he normally lives is trees and such.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Bob
Clayton, NC (Zone 7b)
Ferns Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: North Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 1 Hummingbirder
Dragonflies Ponds
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DigginDirt
Sep 8, 2016 2:28 PM CST
I'm sure he managed to jump out. We had a toad in ours shortly after installing it and he got out (I hadn't seen a toad in a pond before but I presume they also like an occasional swim).

We don't have any water around us for a couple blocks so I have no idea where he came from. I also have no idea what he's eating but seems happy. I managed to get a little better picture of him yesterday but I'm still waiting for the lily pads photo op.

I keep saying "he" - no idea is it's a boy or girl. I don't want to scare him/her off for information that really doesn't matter.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Sep 9, 2016 10:27 AM CST
Cool. Hope he likes our pond and stays (or she and has babies). Well, depending on the frog that can be problematic. Just listen to the poor guys in Florida talk about the Cuban tree frogs that clog their ponds with eggs and tadpoles to say nothing of one year urinating so much that it killed off several ponds before they could figure out what was causing it. Now that's too many frogs.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)

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