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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Frogs are Cute!

Today I am honoured to welcome guest writer, J.r. Barker.



Thank you Karen for having me here.

Today I would like to talk to you about Wildlife; or specifically the slimy, scaly aspect of it that isn’t as cute as say, a Kitten with some string.

Amphibians and reptiles are incredibly diverse species and can be found almost anywhere, the trouble is that they are also incredibly vulnerable. Any climate or environmental change can dramatically impact on the lives of these creatures, whether it’s their habitat or their general health. Many species have already become extinct or are on the endangered list, many within my lifetime.

A lot of work needs to be done to prevent further species following suit.

Why should we care?’ you might ask.

Well for a start they are good indicators on the state of the environment.They are crucial members of the food chain, birds, foxes and badgers all eat these creatures. If that doesn’t persuade you, it might help to remember that they also eat flies and insects. Those things we are so inept at squishing they literally eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also, contrary to popular belief, they can also be incredibly cute.

What can you do to help?Well actually there is something you can do right here, right now, without any cost to you.

An organisation called Froglife is doing a year long survey about how people see reptiles and amphibians in the hopes of improving their image. All you have to do is take part in a survey and as a bonus you’ll be entered into a competition in which you could win fabulous prizes.

The competition is open for adults and children, so you can get the whole family involved.To find out more and to enter the competition click here.



I would like to thank the following sites for frog photo.

© Janpietruszka

Dreams Time Stock

Stocks Free Images

See ya next time!

7 comments:

  1. Awesome. I am going to click! Let's help get the flogs reputation back in order!!! I'm all for that ;-)

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    1. I think you meant frog's reputation but I get your meaning! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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    1. Glad you liked it. I enjoy the talented writers who are submitting to this blog.

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