The Green Treefrog like many others in Florida,
is in jeopardy of being overrun by non-native,
invasive Frogs and Toads, like the
or Cane Toad who has become
problem for pets
in South Florida.
Florida's Frogs and Toads along with Lizards
are a nearly perfect insect control in your
yard and they should be appreciated for the
valuable service that they provide all of us each day.
To ensure that they will always be there,
please consider using a natural form of pest control
and do keep them in mind before putting chemicals
on your yard, which in the end may harm not only
them and our pets , but we humans as well.
Another environmental factor seldom talked about in Florida
detrimental affect of chemicals on our water supply.
Agricultural run off affects not only our Frogs, Toads and
Alligators and most other animals, but Humans as well.
When we pollute our water with pesticides, it can take
as long as 10,000 years to repair the damage done.
The state of Florida, is basically a giant aquifer,
which means that literally everything we put down
our drains, on our lawns, in our lakes, or down
our gutters, may end up in our drinking water.
Something to consider.
See the Red List at IUCN:
Places to learn more:
Center for North American Herpetology
Anura: Frogs and Toads
Environmental Health News
Watching Florida's Water
Florida Museum of Natural History