I went to a great workshop that was all about creating good habitat for amphibians. It was put on by Habitat Acquisition Trust – a great source of information about local ecosystems. In this region we have four native frog species and six salamander species. At Pacific Landing, we can hear the Pacific Chorus frog quite often. We might also have Northern Red-legged frogs but they are not as noisy so its harder to tell! We have also had a population of Roughskin newts and we have seen a few that have survived the development so far. What can we do to make prime habitat for frogs and salamanders? Amphibians, like the rest of us, need food, clean water, and safe shelter. The HAT website has some excellent info about amphibian habitat. Check it out here: http://www.hat.bc.ca/publications . We have some great amphibian habitat but if you have ideas to make it better, lets talk. I would love to hear about it!
We’ve cut some Christmas greens for people to use! There is cedar, grand fir and bay. They are in the greenhouse for people to help themselves. Let Judy know if we need more!