[Surfnetkids: 21 Jul 2010] Frogs

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#1. July 21, 2010

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

One of the highlights from our family trip to Costa Rica this summer, was the night time tour of the ranarium (frog exhibit) at La Paz Waterfall Gardens. In fact all of our time at the wonderful Gardens and the luxurious Peace Lodge inside the park was fabulous. And the only reason we were there was because I didn’t use Trip Advisor to check out a Heredia B&B.
To read the rest of the story, click here:
La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Or to jump straight to the frog pictures we took inside the La Paz Waterfall Gardens ranarium during our night time tour:
click here: Costa Rica Frogs

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"
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#3. Frogs

by Barbara J. Feldman
http://www.surfnetkids.com/frogs.htm

Frogs Printable (** for premium members only)
http://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/frogs.pdf

Years ago, while standing in my driveway at night, a frog hopped onto my foot. I probably screamed (wouldn’t you?) but when I saw what it was, I bent down to pick him up. We kept the frog for awhile, feeding him live crickets and naming him Hoppy, before releasing him into a wetlands preserve near our house. These sites are for you, Hoppy. Wherever you may be.

All About Frogs
*****
“Frogs are members of the zoological class called Amphibia. Amphibians are cold-blooded (or poikilothermic) vertebrate animals. They differ from reptiles in that they lack scales and generally return to water to breed.” From facts to fun, All About Frogs covers all the froggie bases. For school reports, you’ll find “true, weird and wacky facts” as well as a brief explanation of the environment threats faced by frogs. For pet owners, there is a guide to buying your first frog, and an FAQ covering common questions.

American Museum of Natural History: Frogs: A Chorus of Colors
*****
This AMNH site is my frog pick of the day, with frog sounds, a Dart Poison Frog Vivarium (visit to learn why the dart poison frogs on display at the museum in New York are actually harmless), a peek into the work of the museum’s professional herpetologists, and fun frog facts. “Frogs were the first land animals with vocal cords. Male frogs have vocal sacs – pouches of skin that fill with air. These balloons resonate sounds like a megaphone, and some frog sounds can be heard from a mile away.”

Exploratorium: Frogs
*****
The Exploratorium’s online frog exhibit brings us well-written articles, illustrated with photos and video clips. The lead feature, The Amazing Adaptable Frog, is a must see, as is the click-and-hear (ribbit, ribbit) Frog Tracker exhibit. For something a little different, venture beyond biology with Tales and Tours, where you can become acquainted with Frog City, Louisiana or learn about Frog Myths Across Cultures.

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Frogs Printable
Frogs Wikipedia Printable
Turtles Printable
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#5. Related Games

Frog Coloring Pages
http://www.freekidscoloring.com/animals/frog/

Leap Frog
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/leapfrogs.htm

Frogs Quiz
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/frogs_quiz.htm

Frog Scrambler
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/frogs-sc.htm

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