World Frog Day! - Celebrating at Nature As Neighbors

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors


Today is World Frog Day

At Nature As Neighbors, we love the environment with all of its wonderful creatures.  As you might know, we are especially fascinated with frogs and will go to great lengths to ensure their survival - even taking one on a road trip. 

They are an intricate part of a healthy ecosystem, keeping down the populations of disease-borne flies, mosquitos, and ticks.  Also, (somewhat ironically) they serve are a food source for snakes that keep down the population of crop-eating rodents. But, much like the canary in the coal mine, frogs are the bellwether of our environmental conditions - their decline indicates a problem with the ecosystem.

So, today, on World Frog Day, we are thrilled to read about the recently-discovered Orange Bellied Starry Dwarf Frog.




Conspicuously named for its brilliant star-like coat and underbelly,  it is a survivor from ancient lineage that was thought to be gone. No bigger than a human thumbnail, it was extremely hard to discover, living about under layers of dead leaves in the isolated mountains of Western Ghats, India. Given its reclusiveness, we marvel at its discovery and celebrate this little creature's tenacity for survival.

On World Frog Day (just a day before Spring) this a positive reminder of the amazing resilience and wonder of nature.


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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
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There is a day for everything who knew World Frog Day! Have a good one.

Mar 20, 2019 06:45 AM #1
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

RIBBIT! Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Now that you mention it, I have been craving some fried frog legs lately RIBBIT!

Mar 20, 2019 06:55 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I love this post Debb.  Our potter friend, Tom Collins, gave us a little clay frog to take along on our travels.  He tolds it brings good luck.  Wishing you both a lovely day.  A

Mar 20, 2019 08:12 AM #3
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is a very interesting looking frog.  I don't know much about frogs, but I enjoy the look of them.

Mar 20, 2019 08:23 AM #4
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Who knew they had a day for frogs. That frog is very orange. Cool little creature. 

Mar 20, 2019 08:50 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning, Debb and Bernie -- going great lengths for World Frog Day - I'm letting that sink in a bit.  I like it.  

Mar 20, 2019 09:50 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Debb and Bernie- While one of my earliest memories of a frog was when I was a wee one and a frog jumped on my chest. I screamed and my cousin was so frightened by my scream that she ran screaming around the house!  That said, we need to appreciate all of God's creatures and what they do for our ecosystem. 

Mar 20, 2019 10:09 AM #7
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No doubt, Debb, that nature is full of surprises and interesting elements. Frogs have never quite been my "thing," although I understand their importance to ecosystem. I get little green frogs living on my plants on my porch in the summer months. And sometimes they just sit on the siding.

Mar 20, 2019 10:38 AM #8
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD -  You know what they say.  Sometimes you have to kiss a few frogs.

Mar 20, 2019 11:19 AM #9
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I am a frog lover.  I probably have at least 8 of them as statuary in my garden.

Mar 20, 2019 12:37 PM #10
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection: The lovers, the dreamers, and me. I didn’t know it was a day for frog celebration but gosh darn it, I had to contribute!

Mar 21, 2019 11:51 PM #11
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Myrl Jeffcoat They do have a crazy cuteness about them, even when they’re probably pretty weird at times, like most of us are, after all

Mar 21, 2019 11:52 PM #12
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Your video is just a small snippet of the wonderful world in which you live and you sell for buyers who identify with your lifestyle living in nature. Yet it is so powerful and inspiring!

Frogs are fascinating creatures and they go back in history with an amazing past. Thanks for sharing this wonderful blog post and always being an advocate for living well in Nature.

Mar 23, 2019 08:06 AM #13
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Debb and Bernie,  A interesting color for a frog, I wonder how many girls try to kiss this one.   LOL

Mar 24, 2019 09:50 AM #14
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

What a cute frog....I've always thought they were cute. I love how much children love them. It's fun to find them with the kids and see their reactions.

Mar 24, 2019 12:38 PM #15
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I can't think of anyone better to recognize World Frog Day than you, the nature lovers of Clark County. :-) Happy Frog Day!

Mar 24, 2019 12:41 PM #16
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

The variety in nature is astounding, isn't it?  Thanks for the cute and informative post about frogs and the newly discovered Orange Bellied Starry Dwarf Frog. It's amazing they were found at all.

Mar 25, 2019 01:27 PM #17
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