While playing in our backyard (i.e. playground) this year, we've spotted some friendly little frogs. At first it was a novelty, but now frog-rescue-and-release is just a part of our time outdoors. Even so, each one discovered brings new joy, wonder, and curiosity.
We have been very careful and gentle with them. The person who catches the frog is the only person to hold it (because passing it around might harm/scare it). After taking a good look at it and documenting through a photo, we take it behind the fence to the prairie and creek where we release it.
Our backyard frogs
1. Date: 9/3 Location: logs
This was our first one. We released it to put it to its home so it could see its parents.
2. Date: 9/4 Location: stage steps
That was a little cute one.
3. Date: 9/9 Location: behind the garden bricks
This one is scared and he wants to go to the creek. His eyes are on the top of his head.
4. Date: 9/9 Location: under Opportunity
This one we started noticing the black spots. It has them on his back.
5. Date: 9/11 Location: Sandbox
He looks grumpy.
6. Date: 9/12 Location: sandbox
It looks like it’s itchy because of those bumps. It was camouflaged in the sandbox.
7. Date: 9/16 Location: stage steps
Look at his tummy! It's all spotted too!
8 Date: 9/16 Location: sandbox
Look how fat it is! It's a little darker and bigger than the other ones we caught. I don't know why.
9: Date: 9/16 Location: prairie outside of the gate by the creek
We found his friend when we were releasing the big one! Maybe that's his baby.
10. Date: 9/20 Location: sandbox
It's covered with sand. These frogs mouths look like a frown. It has tiny dots on its chin.
Blog written by Brody (age 5), Briar (age 5), and Tricia (age ?)
5 day teacher