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Post  braim5 on 9/9/2011, 10:10 pm

This cute little frog is keeping watch over my cabbage plant.







This Cute little tree frog keeps my corn well protected.



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Post  duhh on 9/10/2011, 1:42 am

I hope they eat lots and lots of bugs for you! We have a couple lizards who hang around ours. I hope they stay around!
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Post  newstart on 12/27/2011, 3:38 pm



this is one of the little guys I have around the garden
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Post  camprn on 12/27/2011, 3:44 pm

oooh! What kind of toad is that little fella?

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Post  newstart on 12/27/2011, 6:21 pm

I am not sure of its "name" they are all over the place right after it rains. This little guy like to live in my daughters boot she stepped on him one day and she about had a heart attack
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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/23/2013, 10:08 am

Well good morning to you too!! cheers

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Post  Frenchbean on 6/23/2013, 1:31 pm

You guys are lucky!!! I have had my little pond for 3 years and still no frogs,newts or anything nice. SadSad

I don't think many people now in the Uk have ponds any more. Its so sad

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Post  brainchasm on 6/23/2013, 1:58 pm

You guys are so lucky! It's too hot here for toads and frogs, at least away from the washes. So instead, we get geckos. I see them rustling through the squares in my plots from time to time, so I'm hoping they're finding things they like. If they ever hold still long enough, I'll snap a pic, but they're about as twitchy as a chihuahua.

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Post  RoOsTeR on 6/23/2013, 2:02 pm

I'll trade you a toad for a gecko! :Smile:

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Post  Unmutual on 6/23/2013, 2:51 pm

Frenchbean wrote:You guys are lucky!!! I have had my little pond for 3 years and still no frogs,newts or anything nice. SadSad

I don't think many people now in the Uk have ponds any more. Its so sad

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Have you tried adding in a rockery?  Anything handy will do, broken bricks, broken terracotta pots, etc.  It doesn't even have to be large. Frogs love a good place to hide.

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Post  Frenchbean on 6/23/2013, 3:07 pm

Yes I have a rockery and a lovely wildlife area lots of hidey holes amongst the plants and long grass. Even built a stone hotel for them ☀However hard I try no frogs. As I say no ponds around here. I have even thought of kidnapping a couple of frogs but that 's cruel  SadSadSad  so I haven't done it. :afraid: Did have a field mouse living init for a bit though Very Happy

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Post  GWN on 6/23/2013, 4:14 pm

We do not have any ponds, but often see frogs around. I have yet to ID any of them though.
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Post  brainchasm on 6/23/2013, 4:52 pm

Frenchbean wrote:Yes I have a rockery and a lovely wildlife area lots of hidey holes amongst the plants and long grass. Even built a stone hotel for them ☀However hard I try no frogs. As I say no ponds around here. I have even thought of kidnapping a couple of frogs but that 's cruel  SadSadSad  so I haven't done it. :afraid: Did have a field mouse living init for a bit though Very Happy
Being in England, you might have Great Diving Beetles in your pond.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_diving_beetle

Big beetle, adults are voracious hunters, and the larva are, if anything, nastier. In an aquarium setting, the larva have been known to attack fingers, pencils, etc.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_tiger


They'll become the apex predator in a small enough body of water, and will happily annihilate tadpoles!

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Post  Frenchbean on 6/23/2013, 4:58 pm

Thanks for that, lovely. Yes I think I have them in the pond. Everything about my pond is natural.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 6/23/2013, 5:06 pm

Cute froggies!

I think it was Camprn who posted something like this last year.

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Post  Frenchbean on 6/23/2013, 5:20 pm

:twirl thanks: Trisca thank you for posting this I love it!!!!! golly gee whiz

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Post  FamilyGardening on 6/24/2013, 12:49 am

we just seen our first frog of the summer yesterday...so cute!...we too are wanting to make a small fountian pond of water for them....

our favorite Garden Guardians is our gardener snakes and the link below is a very cute song about a snake in the garden....fallin in love.....Very Happy

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Post  Lemonie on 6/24/2013, 6:45 pm

How precious! We don't have toads/frogs in our area either. But my garden has become home to MANY spiders, so I'm happy w/ that. Have also been seeing more and more parasitic wasps and ladybugs.
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Post  jazzycat on 6/24/2013, 10:38 pm

We have TONS of frogs here! Here are a few pictures I posted earlier...

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t15642-frogs-in-tomatoes?highlight=frogs+in+tomatoes

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Post  llama momma on 6/25/2013, 1:30 pm

It's nice to see the good bugs at work this morning,  believe this is a very young lady bug disposing of a young tiny reddish spotted Colorado potato beetle:
 
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Post  sanderson on 6/25/2013, 9:25 pm

Sure looks like one.
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Post  landarch on 6/25/2013, 9:42 pm

Here is a pic I took last week...a parasitic wasp doing its part to control a colony of oleander aphids on my Marsh Milkweed...I watched this little wasp inject it's eggs into the aphids for over 30 minutes.  Between the wasps, ladybug larvae, and ladybugs, every aphid colony was wiped out in a few days.

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Post  sanderson on 6/25/2013, 10:25 pm

I added this pic to my personal "Pest ID" Word Doc. Very high quality.
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