Ep. 20 If We Have Plenty of Frogs We Have a Healthy Environment

I went for a walk with my handy recording to record the sound of frogs; I live very close to the Cold Spring Park here in Newton, Massachusetts.

This forest has a tiny part of a marsh in the middle where the frogs are croaking all day or at least after raining or during the night.

After my “successful” recording I back to my office, turn on my computer, and of course, I started to do my own research about frogs.

As a climate change activist and wrote the keywords: “frogs and climate change” and I found very interesting information.

According to an article from BBC: Climate change is having an impact on frogs found in British lakes and ponds, research suggests. A deadly frog disease is spreading due to warmer temperatures and, in the next 50 years, could cause entire populations to vanish, according to a study.

The virus could spell disaster for the common frog, which is a familiar sight in garden ponds and the countryside.


Amphibians have been particularly hard hit by changes in the natural world.

Four out of 10 species are on the edge of extinction globally due to factors such as disease, habitat loss and climate change.

After read the whole article I contacted Lynette Plenderleith to talk about this situation.

Lynette Plenderleith is co-founder of Frogs Victoria, a science communicator, and media freelancer. She has worked with amphibians across the world and completed a Ph.D. in the ecology of native Australian frogs at Monash University.

Frogs Victoria is an association for anyone with interest in Victorian frogs. We are a networking hub for researchers, conservationists, enthusiasts, and the frog curious. Frogs Victoria aims to raise the profile of Victoria’s frogs, fostering an interest in them and offering support to scientific research, conservation, education, and the wider community.

We talked about how these fantastic animals and their role in our environment.

Did you know if we have plenty of frogs, we have a healthy environment? I didn’t!