Point being, it's a double win to be in the presence of these beautiful creatures and feel confident that our farming practices (i.e. no pesticide use or intensive application of chemical fertilizers) are not harming the co-inhabitants of the land and water. Here's our evidence to support that claim: 3 photos from our Southlands location of Pacific Treefrogs (Pseudacris regilla), also referred to as the Chorus Frog, on three separate occasions!
And some pictures of the veggies as well...
Collard greens (photo courtesy of Jenna Jaski - @crowsflyhome on insta), lemon cukes, dragon tongue beans, assorted zucchinis, and Leningrad garlic!
- Bishop, C. A., Ashpole, S. L., Edwards, A. M., Van Aggelen, G., & Elliott, J. E. (2010). Hatching success and pesticide exposures in amphibians living in agricultural habitats of the South Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada (2004–2006). Environmental toxicology and Chemistry, 29(7), 1593-1603.
- de Solla, S. R., Pettit, K. E., Bishop, C. A., Cheng, K. M., & Elliott, J. E. (2002). Effects of agricultural runoff on native amphibians in the lower Fraser River Valley, British Columbia, Canada. Environmental toxicology and chemistry, 21(2), 353-360.
- Van Meter, R. J., Glinski, D. A., Henderson, W. M., Garrison, A. W., Cyterski, M., & Purucker, S. T. (2015). Pesticide uptake across the amphibian dermis through soil and overspray exposures. Archives of environmental contamination and toxicology, 69(4), 545-556.