If you live near a pond or creek you can hear the frogs croaking in the night.
Can you make a sound like a frog? Have you ever seen a tadpole?
A pond is a small quiet shallow body of freshwater. Because it lacks a current the calm nature of a pond is an ideal place for many forms of life to thrive. The majority of frog species spend life near water; in a pond, or river bank, a quiet stream or puddle. There they lay eggs and from those eggs tadpoles, or polliwogs, are born. Life as a tadpole, depending on the species, can take anywhere from a few months to years to fully develop into a frog. Pond life, while it has its dangers, is an amiable ecosystem in which our polliwog friends can mature. Once these amphibians have morphed into their second life as frogs they tend to stay near a water source, some even migrate, returning to the same pond they were born in to lay their offspring.
Frogs are amazing jumpers, a characteristic unique in amphibians, some jumping 50 times their body length. Frogs that spend more time in water have more webbing on their toes, unlike a tree frog whose toes have pads for grasping. Frogs need their skin to remain moist as it is one way they breath. Not all frogs are nocturnal but the ones that are use the humidity and cool temperatures of the night to help retain moisture. Insects, a major part of the frogs diet, are in abundance at night and the frogs take full advantage, sitting perfectly still waiting for dinner to come their way.
Frogs do not drink water but absorb it through their skin which makes them more susceptible to toxins in the water.