FROGS: Frogs dont just spend their days hopping from lily pad to lily pad. They also spend a good block of time slurping down bugs. These amphibians are crucial for controlling the insect population. Researchers are also finding that frogs are a good barometer for water quality. When the animals start to suffer, it is often a sign of a serious problem that has gone unnoticed or ignored.
BEAVERS: Originally seen as pests, beavers were almost hunted to extinction in the 1800s. Luckily, the numbers have rebounded and beaver protectors are reintroducing the animals into parts of nature in need of a little regulation. The gnawing and damming behavior of beavers has many benefits to the Earth. These animals help prevent floods, droughts and forest fires.
Amazon Horned Frog, Ceratophrys cornuta. Photo by William Quatman: Aggressive and territorial with voracious appetites, and indiscriminate tastes the 'Pac Man Frog' can grow to the size of a tea saucer! #Frog #Amazon_Horned_Frog