[NAFEX] Amphibian Decline

Jim Notkey nottke1 at earthlink.net
Fri Apr 15 21:46:47 EDT 2005


Here in the piedmont of North Carolina we have a lot of toads, spring
peepers, green tree frogs, newts, and a few bullfrogs, but I have not seen
a green pond frog in three years.  And our rain dissolves limestone and
mortar at a pretty good clip.

Jim 

> [Original Message]
> From: Joe Hecksel <jhecksel at voyager.net>
> To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Date: 4/15/2005 1:04:29 PM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Amphibian Decline 
>
>
>
> > The amphibians may be like the canary in the mine...just something we 
> can see succumbing to the toxins all around us.  
>
> Amphibian's skin is very permeable.  It is almost like our 
> intestines....except the frog/toad/tadpole has less control of what it 
> swims in than we have over what we put in our mouths.
>
> Last summer we had many tadpoles in our burn pit.  I was surprised as I 
> thought the water would be pretty nasty.  Cu++, etc.
>
> BTW, I saw a tree frog on the back deck yesterday.
>
> -- 
> Joe Hecksel
> Personal Webpage http://my.voyager.net/~jhecksel
> New math:  151 + .357 = 10-2-20
>
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