Frog farming is fun way to attract amphibians into your garden

Frog farming is fun way to attract amphibians into your garden

Frog farming is fun way to attract amphibians into your garden

Frogs are fascinating animals and, just like bats, are beneficial neighbors.

Before we talk about attracting frogs to your yard, I want to dispel a myth about the difference between frogs and toads that probably keeps you up at night.

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You can think about frogs and toads like rectangles and squares, or like I related to a friend of mine recently, pastries and croissants. All croissants are pastries but not all pastries are croissants. All toads are frogs but not all frogs are toads.

Frogs, or Anurans if you want to get scientific, are one of three orders of amphibians. Anuran means tailless (never mind that frog larvae, aka tadpoles, have tails… not everything has to make sense!). The other two orders in the class Amphibia are distinguished by having tails, the salamanders (order Caudata) and caecilians (order Gymnophiona).

Eastern spadefoots (Scaphiopus holbrooki) are common visitors to suburban yards and gardens.

If you have never heard of caecilians, that is OK, they are a tropical species, and we do not have them in North America. Inside order Anura, you have many families. There is Bufonidae (the toads), Hylidae (the treefrogs), Ranidae (the true frogs), etc. So, toads are just one of many families of frogs.

Frog farming

Now that we’ve got taxonomy out of the way, let’s talk frog farming!

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