Why FROGS and TOADS are good for your farm!
Frogs and toads are a wonderful to have around. They are fun to look at, kids love catching them, and they make funny noises.
But there are more important reasons to have these guys on your farm.
First of all, they are carnivores. They eat pesky insects such as mosquitoes and flies. Mosquitoes can carry all sorts of disease and flies…well…they’re annoying.
But the real reason you want them around is because they are what scientist call an indicator species. This means they are the first to know if the environment is polluted or diseased.
If your ecosystem is healthy, there should be frogs and toads around. If it is polluted these guys will go somewhere else.
However, even if you have a healthy farm, don’t be discouraged if you don’t see them hopping all over the place…they can’t just live anywhere. You must have a moist environment. A pond or small body of water is best.
I must say…these little guys have a much to offer. So go ahead and build yourself a pond, get some frogs or toads, and observe the health of your farm by watching these fine creatures grow.