Frogs and Toads

Once thought to be “foul and loathsome animals, abhorrent because of their cold body, pale color, cartilaginous skeleton, filthy skin, fierce aspect, calculating eye, offensive voice, squalid habitation, and terrible venom” by Carl Linnaeus, famous biologists of the 18th century, Amphibians are now valued as indicators of ecosystem health because of their thin permeable skin is very sensitive as are their unshelled eggs.

The decrease in population and increased unhealthy amphibians should concern all of us.