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How to attract frogs and toads to your wildlife garden

posted Jul 14, 2010 21:44:41 by Carole
I've got a real soft spot for frogs and toads in my garden. What do you think of 5 Ways to Help Amphibians in your wildlife garden?
Community hostess, wildlife gardener, avid birder, loves butterflies and all other critters. Find me on Twitter @CB4wildlife
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ChristineM said Jul 14, 2010 22:30:53
I adore frogs and toads, and had the cutest one living in my herbs. Then the neighbors cat ate it, which wasn't what I had in mind. Now I wonder if doing something to attract them would just be mean? I really don't want to encourage this cat, since he also digs and may be eating other critters. He's is also not the only one, we seem to have cats running through regularly. Seems like the same things that attract wildlife attract the less desirable critters also.
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Carole said Jul 14, 2010 22:37:04
Maybe you could start stealthily placing cards with the link to the Cats Indoors campaign of the American Bird Conservancy.

It's so sad that so many feral cats as well as household cats are roaming wild and killing so many birds and other wildlife.
Community hostess, wildlife gardener, avid birder, loves butterflies and all other critters. Find me on Twitter @CB4wildlife
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ChristineM said Jul 14, 2010 23:12:59
Great resource Carole. I have three very happy 100% indoor cats, so it's particularly frustrating to have the neighbor's cats camping under our feeders and doing so much other damage. I especially like the resource for getting your outdoor cat to adapt.
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Carole said Jul 15, 2010 04:20:38
We have 3 very happy 100% indoor cats as well. We have a neighbor who lets her cats outside all the time. It's really gross that they keep spraying all over my front porch. The smell is disgusting. My Plott Hounds work really hard at keep these cats away from our feeders, the birdbath and pond, and the shrubs, but it's still quite annoying at how many neighborhood cats are loose to kill whatever they want.
Community hostess, wildlife gardener, avid birder, loves butterflies and all other critters. Find me on Twitter @CB4wildlife
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UrsulaV said Jul 16, 2010 22:12:42
My boyfriend is part of a volunteer feed-and-trap program with the local feral cats, and man...they catch them, they spay/neuter them, they adopt out the ones that can be socialized, and it STILL seems like there are more every year. My desire to find various owners and kick them repeatedly in the shins is vast, particularly when one's crapping on my car upholstery enroute to the vet because the owner couldn't be bothered to get Fluffy spayed. (And don't get me started on the dumps. My desire moves beyond shins and into shotguns there.)

I love cats, we've got...well, too many in the house from doing cat rescue...and I still find myself wishing for the coyote population that's been moving east across the state to increase sufficiently to act as a control. Otherwise the county's gonna have to go to poison or shooting them soon--it's SERIOUSLY out of control--and that's awful for everybody.
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