Well, I didn't realize there were already frog groups when I started this project two hours ago. I've been wanting to start a Frog Group for months. I beleive they are Important to our exsitance as their skin is porous like us humans and if they're in trouble so are we. Thanks
Ok, now I'm in. Thanks for invitation. I am new to this as well.
I will be learning about "frogs".
Hallo dear Vincenza! Thank you for inviting me! I'm happy to be here!
Hallo everyone, hope to get to know better all of you!
I LOVE frogs too, they so important for our planet.
Have a nice week end!
Hi Vinnie and other members here
Thanks for inviting me, Vinnie! I think this group has great potential - frogs are such delightful creatures, and there are many examples in art, music and literature, as well as the information that can be gathered.
Cheers, and Croaks,
Thanks Vinnie for the invite and I will try to make it here often to contribute whatever I can!
Hi Vinnie, I don't know if I'm invited into this group, but since I got an email I'm assuming I am. Anyway, hi everyone! I see friends in here....hi Fulvia, hi Jenny. Good to see you in here. Here's my first contribution -
Male Dart Frog
Hey, Nancy....didn't see you there. Hope you're doing well.
Actually with the exception of Man - I love just about everything.
My only hope is that on our road to self destruction, we don't actually take the rest of this Beautiful planet with us .... We do not have long left to learn, that the planet and all the other life on it, is not ours to do with as we wish, the resources of the planet are not ours alone & most of all as a wise man once said - "Every time we win a battle with nature; We ACTUALLY LOSE !!"
thanks for sharing this
Iain please !!!
Iain, I don't speak Spanish, but was that something about molesting your friend Tania?? Hmmm. You are a naughty boy!!
LOL Wendy, Iain doesn't want to molest Tanya. He said: "I'm sorry Tanya, I didn't mean to upset you my friend."
You took the word "molestado" literally!
Thanx, Lynn I guess I'm the only one here that doesn't speak Spanish. Good gods, even the Scottish speak it!! Arrrrgh!!!!!!
Wendy, my daughter-in-law is from Colombia and although I took Spanish in school, her mother helps me re-learn what I forgot. I don't know how Iain knows it, though. lol
BTW, Wendy - thanks for the green star. It matches my green froggie body. Woo hoo!
Wendy, I suspect Iain probably took it in high school too. I'm Native American and Mex on my Father's side. Comanches also speak a form of Spanish. However in High School I FAILED Spanish, as did all the Puerto Ricans and Mexicans. These books were real spanish none of us spoke..It's that Castelliano accent' that got us. All the White kids Passed but they had never heard it before. We were allowed to take the Test over again and this time I passed. Even my Mother said,. "Who can read this crap?". And she never swore. LOL. Buenas noches mis amigos. Dottie manda bessitos. O.k. Wendy Brush up or Lynn DA Teacha will help you, I'm sure. Verdad? Lynn y Iain y Tania well you're from Argentina. I actually under stand my friend Kim's Brazillian Indian Spanish easier than Martina from Espania. Goodnight. this was fun.
Hey buddies!So great comments!
Wendy...Lynn is right...the verb molestar doen't cover the same sem field than to molest(Thanks God! );to bother or to annoy would be more accurate...
And Iain...hey buddie...it was a joke,u never bothered me,silly one...
Vinny,i love so much to read for the first time someone calling my mother language as castellano...That's its real name!Spanish is a generic name,but there are many spanish dialects besides the castellano(catalán,gallego,vasco...)
People you never stop surprising me...!In an awesome way!
Lynn,a serious question for you:how did you take it when your son told you her sweetie was a latinamerican?My fiancee is american and i'm supposed to meet my folks-in-law next year...i'm terryfied...
note:so terryfied that i wrote anything and had to edit the post...
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I hope they're nice people.
They'll be a big part of your life.
Thanks love!I'm sure they are,but i'm still terryfied to ruin evrything...
Tanya, I believed in my son and when he told me that he had met a wonderful girl and he wanted me to meet her, I was very eager to meet her. When she came in to my home I could tell that she was nervous so I opened my arms and hugged her. She's a beautiful person inside and out and she and her family have taken ME in to their family as if I was their own. Alicia's sister was married to an American (he passed away years ago and she never remarried. She says no one can replace her Bill.)
I hope your fiance's family is as opened minded as we are. Not only is there a cultural and language difference, although they all speak English, there is a religious difference too, but if your child is truly in love and knows that "this is it" for them, you have to support them. I think you're fiance's family would be lucky to have you in their family. You are intelligent, have a terrific sense of humor and would be an asset to them, I'm sure. Please don't be nervous. Believe it or not, we Americans don't bite! lol By the way, where is your fiance from?
Lynn,i'm probably too emotional these days,but your intense,beautiful words made a deep effect on me.I wish they're a 10per cent as open minded and loving as you are.My Greg is originally from Ohio(his parents currently live there),bred(horrible word,remind me of the cattle)in a small town in Indiana,and now he's living just outside Las Vegas.I'm sure you americans don't bite...only bark sometimes
Jenny, Love the sign. As Lynn & I are the only toads here, we'll have plenty of space to ourselves. Yes, I must learn some Spanish or some type of derivative of it. Tania, who wouldn't like you? We all do! Sorry about that Iain. I knew you didn't molest Tania, but I just couldn't figure out what else it meant. You're such a good & adorable little froggy now. I'm so jealous of your eyelashes. Buenos Nachos senors, senoras & senoritas. In high school I was a butt head & took Latin of all things! I failed it. I can speak many languages. At least a few words anyway. Adios amigos !!
Buenos Nachos I love you Wendy
I took Latin too!Jee...i can remember my poor 13-years-old gal brains blasting out on an endeavour to understand romans vision of the world...
Silly Wendy....Buenos Nachos. I had a boyfriend when I was young who, whenever I said "Hasta manana", would say "A tasty banana to you, too".
Why on earth would anyone want to study the hardest language to learn? Latin? Wow!! No wonder you failed, Wendy. I think I would have, also. Tanya, I'm sure you did well with it. Knowing the Spanish language must have given you an edge.
Goodnight, little froggies and froglets. See you tomorrow. xx
Hey Tania buddie!!!!!! dae ye want me tae hae a wee wurd wi Greg and his folks. Al tell them whit an Angel ye are!!
Love the sign Jenny, and Wendy....a ken ye were only joshin aboot that wurd
A see yu huv posted wan of ma favourite cartoon characters Lynn......
GRASSY ASS,FOR GRACIAS
personally took high school spanish, didn't use it till I lived in puerto rico for six winters.
now, I know a lot of mexicans, and I try to stay with it.
If you don't use a language, even if you're fluent, you forget it.
was in puerto rico when I was accused of having a pet mouse named jerry, that got into a fight with a cat named tom. and the owner was gonna sue me because jerry was experiencing ptsd
and loss of consortium with girlfriend,kitty.
NO JOKE,LONG STORY
JUST REMINDED BY THE LAUGHING MOUSE IN FRONT OF ME.
THE WHOLE TIME ,THAT I AM POSTING THIS.....
Jee,Siouxz...i thought my life was weird...
Iain:thank you very very much,but i guess i wont need your help...
Hey,Lynn!A tasty banana for u too!Have u ever consider the double entendre?I guess that boy wasn't right for u...
Siouxz, I'm taking your word for it that the cat and mouse story is true and Tanya's right. That's the weirdest story about animals that I've ever heard. The mouse had PTSD?? OMG!!
Tanya, I was a very innocent 16 when I had that boyfriend and no, at the time the innuendo went right over my head. (Pun intended!) Thinking back on it, the kid was pretty innocent himself, so I don't even know if he knew the significance of the double entendre involved. Ah, the innocence of youth in my day. By the way, I may be a DOL, buy you're a DYL!!
You cannot currently send a star to Lynn because you have done so within the last week.
PTSD,....GRASSY ASS!! ...SIOUXZ!!....... LYNN..DOL (TASTY BANANA) TANIA..DYL... WENDY AND VINNIE..LEARNIN SPANISH!
A SWEAR THERE'S A FEW OF YE IN HERE NEED A CHECK UP... FI THE NECK UP!!!!
I LOVE YOU MAD PEOPLE!
the new internet language,tl;dr...lullz....pown...
it seems that all these words came from typos and laziness.
The urban dictionary is my most used app.lol
ttly yar bro!!!!!!
and plus,some are really old nautical terms ,like yar
a really old nautical term, was a liveaboard for a long time ,never heard it before.
"that's a really yar vessel"
bloggers just say it to signify,coolness
THE NEW GENERATION OF HIPSTERS
reminds me of the film quadrephenia
Great comment Siouxz,really...Maybe sometimes i look like being so cool,but it due to my strange english
Iain,i love u ma naughty-scathologic-so crazy friend...
Hey Jenny!Thank u for d lovely pups!
thanks for the info
Notaden bennetti, Australia... looks as if it's ready tae blow up Lynn
Aye, their new tae me annaw buddie, thanks fur sharing!
frogs/eggs( notaden bennetti)
except ,for that little leg.
They are so cololrful,you would think they could be bejeweled.
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Discovered by Charles Darwin in the thick, gloomy forests of southern-central Chile, Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma darwinii) possesses a distinctive appearance and an unusual biology (2) (3). The head of this species has a triangular appearance due to the presence of a pronounced, fleshy proboscis that projects from the tip of the snout. The colouration of the warty upperparts is variable, with individuals exhibiting various shades of brown, green or a mixture of the two. By contrast the underparts are invariably black and white with large blotches (2). The male Darwin’s frog possesses a large vocal sac, extending from beneath the throat, over the belly, to the groin. Rather than enabling the male to produce a booming call, this sac has an unusual role in brooding offspring, and the call is, in fact, small and bell-like (4).
SAVE THE FROGS! in Belize
Belize is a wonderful little country located east of Guatemala and nestled beneath the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. In January 2012, SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey traveled to Belize for 12 days to spread the message of amphibian conservation and to promote appreciation of wildlife and nature through education. Michael, who has given 33 SAVE THE FROGS! presentations in the past year, met with Belizean biologists, gave presentations about amphibian ecology and conservation, distributed educational materials and surveyed and photographed frog populations.Read more about our efforts in Belize.
SAVE THE FROGS! Advisory Committee Chairman Michael Starkey with the staff of the Belize Zoo
"A big thank you to Michael Starkey of the Save The Frogs initiative, for a fantastic presentation to the Belize Zoo staff! With 200 amphibians gone extinct since 1979, and over 2000 more threatened to disappear this century, there is a great need to help save those long legged leapers. From being excellent pest control, to vital food sources for many carnivores (including humans!), frogs are definitely worth saving." -- The Belize Zoo
Leptodactylus fragilis -- Foam Frog. This is a common and beautiful species!
Help SAVE THE FROGS! return to Belize in July 2012
on the cutting edge again?
fast lady.I just got that Belize article in my email today!
on the trigger,wow
I loved reading all our old posts,when we all first met.Fateful.
Thanks, Siouxz! I do try to keep up. lol
I remember all the posts when we all first met. We've had loads of fun since then. Such a great group of people!!
Yes, it was great to read all the fun we had and still do as Fruddie Buddies. Has it been a year ? Time flies when you're having fun. But, I couldn't have done it without all of you, Iain, Wendy. I love all you guys. Huggles from me and Dottie. xoxoxo
Thanks for sharing.
ScienceDaily (May 22, 2012) — A new bright yellow frog species has been found in the mountains of western Panama. The frog belongs to a species-rich group of frogs, the so called rainfrogs that lack a tadpole stage, but develop directly as little frogs inside the egg.
The frog, that measures less than 2 cm, was discovered by Andreas Hertz and his colleagues, who are reptile and amphibian specialists at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt am Main; Germany. They discovered it in 2010 during several field trips to the Serranía de Tabasará of western Panama a highly understudied part of the Panamanian central mountain range.
"Although we recognized that the male mating call of this species differs from all what we had heard before and therefore suspected it to be new, much effort was involved to finally spot it in the dense vegetation," said Hertz. "When we finally caught the first individuals by hand, we noticed that it dyes one's fingers yellow when it is handled. The scientific name (Diasporus citrinobapheus) of this new frog refers to this characteristic and means yellow dyer rainfrog."
To assure the validity of the frog as a new species, the biologists studied body structure, coloration, molecular genetic data, and vocalizations of a series of individuals, and compared the results with the data derived from closely related species.
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JIST A QUICKY VISIT THE NOO PALS, AV ALSO HEARD FI TANIA! HUV YE SEEN HER ANYWHAR??
tanya saying; I'M BACK.
THINK ,MY LAST POST DISAPPEARED.
tHANKING IAIN FOR THE GREAT FROG/DOG POST.
FRUDDY HUGS, FROM ME AND WILDFYRE ( he's been so unpredictable lately)
AS ALWAYS; LOVE YOU GUYS
couldnae find Tania
Hope wildfyre is behaving Siouxz, and Vinnie, hope you and auld Dottie are safe fi aw that fierce weather over there!
Hope awe other fruddie buddies and furry babies are safe and well to
I got a message from Tania too Siouxz. And I checked my friend list and she is there. I couldn't Login all day yesterday, more Care2, problems I guess, and trouble Posting Petitions. Iain we will have quiet weather for a week now they say. You may have to send Tania a Friend Request again. Try that Iain. Huggles Fruddy-Buddys from me & Dottie to all of yous guys and all fur-babys. xoxoxoxo
So sorry tae hear of yer sad news Vinnie. Am sure awe fruddy buddy's are here fur ye, sending hugs and prayers your way!
ma son just called me! am a grampa fruddy for the 4th time. His name is Conor, so that is 4 grandsons now!
you're swamp must be filling up nicely,,,,,,,,,,lol
granpa shrek,has a nice ring to it.
love to you, Iain,grampa Shrek,lol , ma fruddy,buddy. Licks from wildfyre and I'm happy to say Vinnie will be alright,hugs from her and Dottie ,too.
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Question is "did you miss me?"
we did.Poor Iain having to be the Main Man, lol
glad to see you getting active again.
Fruddy hugs from me and fyre.
I have not been absent by choice, I have been unable until today, to get into care2 .... Thx to Eric @ c2 support & c2's Facebook page, we managed at last to get it surted out.
As you may imagine I have alot to catch up on, so please be patient with me for a little while.
Blessings to one and all
HOPPING with joy, check it out
Signed Kelly, thanks!
Noted, tweeted, shared, tweeted. Far better to save and protect a species let alone three than to endanger them.
I did not know where else to put this without starting a new thread.
Noted, tweeted, and shared. I hope you noticed that BP doesn't whine about receiving the huge subsidy from USA taxpayers.
Signed BP whines about paying, noted poor turtle covered in Graffiti. Thanks Kelly!
Tiny Frog Swallows Sound
Protect California's Mountain Frogs And Toads
Signed June, thanks!
Tweeted, shared, and signed. Thanks for posting.
Sorry, I was not able to find a thread for petitions.
Tell Microsoft: Dissection is Cruel, not Cool
Signed, tweeted, and shared. Thanks, Kelly.
Signed - Wow, you'd think Microsoft would be up to date with all the technological advances available that can replace live dissection! "It's not easy being green"!
We should have a thread for petitions, don't ya think?
Sorry , I was not able to find a thread for this and I thought you guys might want to know what is going on so a possible petition could be made.
Giant salamanders, some growing up to 5-feet in length, face a barrier of dams in Japan, built to control flooding. Now it's hoped a new system will help these giant amphibians get upstream past the dams to lay their eggs.
Great picture Gabee.
Great T Shirt Tasunka.