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American Frog Day

Hop on over to celebrate American Frog Day - join us for frog-themed activities, games, and more!
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Celebrate American Frog Day on Oct. 26 and recognize the importance of these little jumping amphibians! American Frog Day was created to raise awareness of the environmental issues that frogs face, such as water pollution, habitat destruction, and climate change. It's also a great opportunity to learn more about these fascinating creatures and their role in our natural world. From their unique vocalizations to the variety of colors they come in, frogs can bring joy and beauty into our lives. So, take some time this month to appreciate these wonderful amphibians!

History of American Frog Day

American Frog Day Dates

American Frog Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1871</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Federal Wildlife Law</div><div class='timeline-text'>The U.S. passes its first federal wildlife law protecting game and birds, indirectly benefitting frog species.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1946</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Creation of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service</div><div class='timeline-text'>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is created, further amplifying the conservation efforts for all wildlife including frogs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Endangered Species Act</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Endangered Species Act is signed into law in the U.S., offering further protections for threatened frog species.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Amphibian Population Decline Noticed</div><div class='timeline-text'>Scientists begin to notice significant amphibian population declines worldwide, sparking concern for frogs and their habitats.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1998</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Amphibian Conservation Summit</div><div class='timeline-text'>International conservationists meet at the First World Congress of Herpetology to discuss amphibian declines and extinctions.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First American Frog Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The inaugural American Frog Day is celebrated on October 21, promoting public education on frog conservation issues.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate American Frog Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Observe frogs in their natural habitat</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head to a nearby lake or pond and watch frogs in their natural environment.  Make sure you are quiet and respectful, so as to not disturb them.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a frog pond</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>This is a great way to provide a safe and healthy habitat for frogs in your area.  Make sure to research the best environment for frogs, as well as what type of frogs inhabit your area.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Frog facts scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take your family on a scavenger hunt to find out fun facts about frogs. Look up facts online or head to the library to find books on frogs. You can also visit your local zoo or aquarium to learn more.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Toadally Rock Out</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put together a playlist of your favorite frog-themed songs and get ready to boogie down. Look up classic hits such as "Frog Chorus" by Jethro Tull, "Froggy Went A' Courting" by Burl Ives, and "Kermit the Frog - The Rainbow Connection".</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Frog arts and crafts</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather up some craft supplies and get creative! Make paper mache frogs, painted frogs, frog puppets or even origami frogs. Let your imagination run wild!</p></div></div>

Why American Frog Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Frogs are important for the environment</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Frogs play an important role in their habitats as part of the food chain. They eat insects and other small amphibians, keeping populations in check and helping to maintain the balance between ecosystems. Additionally, frogs naturally provide natural pest control by eating mosquitoes and other potentially harmful insects.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Frogs signify a healthy ecosystem</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The presence of frogs in an environment is often seen as a sign of a healthy ecosystem. Healthy frog populations indicate that there is clean water, enough space for them to thrive, and a balanced biodiversity. By celebrating American Frog Day, we can help promote awareness about these beautiful creatures and the importance of preserving their habitats!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Frogs are a source of inspiration</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Frogs are an endless source of inspiration for many artists, writers, musicians and more! Their graceful leaps through ponds on hot summer evenings evoke feelings of joy and freedom. The bright colors some amphibians possess also inspire music, clothes, and other creative works. Celebrating American Frog Day helps us recognize this inspiring creature!</p></div></div>

5 Ribbit-ing Facts for American Frog Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Frogs Breathe Through Their Skin"</h3><p class='facts-content'>Frogs use their lungs for breathing on land, but when underwater, they respire via their skin, absorbing oxygen directly from the water.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Frogs Can Hibernate Underwater"</h3><p class='facts-content'>Some species of frogs can survive through winter by hibernating underwater, slowing down their metabolism drastically to conserve energy over the cold months.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Frogs Leap by Fully Extending Their Back Legs"</h3><p class='facts-content'>When a frog leaps, it uses all of its back leg muscles at once to fully extend, allowing the frog to cover a great distance in a single leap.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Frogs Have Extremely Sensitive Skin"</h3><p class='facts-content'>A frog’s skin acts as a sensory organ, detecting heat, cold, and even pain as part of its survival mechanism.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>"Tadpoles Transition Through Metamorphosis"</h3><p class='facts-content'>Tadpoles hatch from frog eggs and go through a process of metamorphosis where their bodies change and they grow legs, shedding their tails, before becoming a mature frog.</p></div></div>

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