Sunday, August 5, 2012

Australian Bell Frog


I sketched this little frog that was living in our pond behind the house. Frogs as a whole, are endangered. This species was introduced to New Zealand most likely by the Acclimatisation Societies that sprang up during the early part of European settlement in this country. I have quite a few living in the pond which is a sign of a healthy ecosystem. Value your frogs, they're an indicator of how the local environment is health wise. No frogs, could mean the ecosystem is already affected.