What Are You Doing for Leap Day? Starting February 29th more than 70 members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will be celebrating "the Year of the Frog!" and holding fun, family-friendly events and programs to educate people about amphibian conservation. Why Year of the Frog? One-third of all amphibians on the planet are threatened with extinction. Amphibian declines are now attributed to a new cause - chytridiomycosis - a disease that wipes out frogs, toads, and salamanders. Zoos and aquariums, with strong public support, will play a major role in preventing the amphibian extinction crisis - one of the most sweeping wildlife conservation challenges of our time. I think in honor of the Year of the Frog, today, February 29th, should be known as Leapfrog Day!
Friday, February 29, 2008
*****Look, even Google is participating: Frog Tape Dispenser You can be the envy of everyone in the office with this adorable frog tape dispenser. With his bright red tongue, he'll dispense the perfect amount of tape for any project. $15.95 from Patina
*****Is that a frog I hear? Advertisement calls are the loud calls that male frogs make to attract females. These are the familiar calls most people are familiar with. Some frog species have aggressive calls made by males towards other males, some have distress calls when bitten by a predator, and some have release calls. Sample some frog sounds on this page.
*****Frog solar light Frog solar light glows when the sun goes down. Enhance your yard or patio (and make your neighbors green with envy!) with this alluring amphibian. He turns on automatically in the dark and turns off in the morning. No wiring needed. $9.98 at Taylor Gifts
***** Have fun, enjoy the extra day!