Sunday, April 05, 2009
PBS show about frogs in peril
I watched this show tonight on PBS. It was interesting and pretty scary, the thought of frogs going extinct. And not just because frogs are cute. They are a vital part of the food chain. Without frogs, lots and lots of insects will go uneaten. Without tadpoles, the water quality of streams change because there is overgrowth of algae. Birds, snakes, and other predators are declining in areas where frogs have disappeared. Habitat loss and a fungal disease are responsible for much of the problems. Some people and scientists are trying to help the frogs, but we're running out of time.
Check your local TV listings to see when this show plays in your area. Or click on the photo above to go to the PBS/Nature website where you can view the program online.