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In honor of World Frog Day, we thought we’d use the day to talk about how some of the frogs in our home-state of Michigan compare to other frogs around the world.

i has a hat

According to the Michigan DNR, the frogs found in Michigan are as follows:

Blanchard’s Cricket Frog

Bullfrog

Gray Tree Frog

Green Frog

Mink Frog

Northern Leopard Frog

Northern Spring Peeper

Pickerel Frog

Western Chorus Frog

Wood Frog

The bullfrog is the largest frog we have in Michigan, but our bullfrogs are dwarfed in comparison to the world’s largest frog, the Goliath Frog.

A big bullfrog, just hanging out, doing frog stuff.

A big bullfrog, just hanging out, doing frog stuff.

The Goliath Frog

The Goliath Frog

Some of Michigan’s smallest frogs are the Northern Spring Peeper and the Western Chorus Frog, but in 2012 a tiny frog called Paedophryne amauensis was discovered to live in New Guinean rainforests. While our tiny Michigan frogs range from about 1 to 1 ½ inches in size, the Paedophryne amauensis is only 7.7 millimeters long on average.

Northern Spring Peeper

Northern Spring Peeper

Paedophryne amauensis sitting on a US dime.

Paedophryne amauensis sitting on a US dime.

Aside from being World Frog Day, today is also the first day of Spring. It shouldn’t be long before our amphibious buddies are out in full force again! Also, totally fighting the urge to make a bad pun about the first day of spring and world frog day. You’re welcome. 😛

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Fall Run

Posted: October 13, 2012 in Fun Photos
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The boys racing through the woods.

You would never guess Ozzy had two ACL repairs a little over a year ago.

Blog Awards

Posted: August 21, 2012 in General
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I’m not entirely sure if this is legitimate or not since we’re still fairly new to wordpress, but we received an email that our blog is being featured on a blog awards site run by hirewordpressexperts.com. If so, yay! It will be the first one!

It redirects you to our blog but I’ll link it anyway. http://hirewordpressexperts.com/blog_awards/index.php?id=270

 

Every morning I take Ozzy for a hike through the woods before work. It helps get some energy out so he behaves himself while I’m/we’re gone for the day. So I decided to start documenting our adventures in pictures.

 

“Squirrel! I gotz to get it!”

This big boy was just sitting on the sidewalk of our new apartment complex. Nothing and no one could scare him. He was the boss frog.

My baby Ozzy, enjoying a nice summer day last summer. This is maybe about 2 months after he surgery to repair both back legs. (He tore both ACLs.)

He gets excited when its time to wear a bandana. 🙂