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Monday, June 15, 2015
Even though my 1.6 acre property is an island amidst a sea of corn and soybeans, grey tree frogs have bred in my rain barrels for years. Sometimes wildlife can make do with our contrived landscapes and even with my small property of trees. These grey tree frogs appear perfectly content with this 20 gallon crock as a potential nursery. Picture was taken May 29th. Tiny tadpoles are doing just fine thank you. In case you are wondering I use Bti mosquito larvicides to control mosquitoes in my open rain barrels. Of course any water I use out of this crock has to be seined for tadpoles. I keep a small aquarium net nearby just for that activity. Some might find it too time consuming; however, I love my little communities of critters.