April 8th, 2009 by Peggy Farabaugh
Did you know that we are now in the midst of the greatest mass extinction of amphibians since the dinosaurs? Watch PBS’s Nature Series, Frogs: The Thin Green Line. You won’t believe how frogs– after being on this planet for more than 250 million years — are now struggling for survival in nearly every one of their habitats around the world.
As we saw in Jim Andrews’ show on Rattlers, Peepers and Snappers, there is an environmental crisis unfolding in Vermont, but also around the globe. Where there used to be the calls of frogs, scientists now hear only silence, and this silence is spreading throughout North, South and Central America, Australia and beyone.
What can we do to help one of the most wonderous, diverse and beloved, animals on Earth stop slipping away at such a frightful speed? Live green, support amphibian conservation projects and visit the Nature website to learn about citizen science monitoring programs like Frog Watch.
We’re working hard to do our part at Vermont Woods Studios too. Purchase sustainable furniture from our online store and we’ll donate 5% of your purchase to your favorite environmental non-profit.