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  •  I should pay more attention to frogs here (4+ / 0-)

    we got tree frogs, leopard frogs and toads. peepers in the distance.  The extent of my pitiful frog knowledge...

    •  Panhandle might have the highest frog and toad (4+ / 0-)

      diversity of anywhere in the US.  I've heard and/or seen 13 species in or near my neighborhood.  Having a swimming pool helps - there are at least two species I would never see if they didn't end up in the pool and need rescuing.

      "We are normal and we want our freedom" - Bonzos

      by matching mole on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 07:09:41 PM PDT

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      •  I think we have close to that many here though not (3+ / 0-)

        all in our back yard, but in this area. Let me count em. Southern leopard frog, bull frog, green frog, grey tree frog, cricket frog, chorus frog,spring peeper,wood frog,pickerel frog, American toads and Fowler toads. Nope, you beat us, I count 11. Thought there were more than that but that's all I can think of. The wood frogs are pretty rare and the only ones I've ever seen  showed up in our yard pond last year but haven't seen or heard them this year yet. The fowler toads are everywhere down on the river but I've never seen or heard one here at the house.

        Just give me some truth. John Lennon--- OWS------Too Big To Fail

        by burnt out on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 07:44:37 PM PDT

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        •  I was counting everything I've heard or seen (1+ / 0-)
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          within walking distance:

          Bullfrog, Green/Bronze Frog, Pig Frog, Southern Leopard Frog, Green Treefrog, Squirrel Treefrog, Gray Treefrog, Spring Peeper, Cricket Frog, Greenhouse Frog, Southern Toad, Eastern Spadefoot Toad, Narrowmouth Toad

          Probably about 20 species total in Leon County.

          "We are normal and we want our freedom" - Bonzos

          by matching mole on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 08:09:08 PM PDT

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    •  That's ok, you are light years ahead of me on (3+ / 0-)

      plants and bugs. But the BYS group has motivated me to get to work on them and I'm learning something every day here. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

      Just give me some truth. John Lennon--- OWS------Too Big To Fail

      by burnt out on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 07:16:45 PM PDT

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