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It's Not Easy Being Green

Amphibians vary greatly in the colouration they display, some are extremely elaborate whilst others prefer to fade into the background. The proper name for an individual’s appearance is its phenotype, a result of both gene expression and environmental factors. 959 more words

Probiotics Against Chytrid

I have already eluded to the fact that I am interested in microbiomes, so in this post I want to introduce you to some of the research that has got me interested in this diverse and growing field. 1,238 more words

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and The Amphibian Ark

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) may be microscopic but it is having devastating effects on amphibians across the globe. Bd belongs to an order of fungi called Chytridiomycota that inhabit the soil and water and feed on chitin, plant detritus and keratin. 1,151 more words

It's the Habitat: What's happening to our Frogs

In the mid-1990s, children in Minnesota were horrified to find the frogs they were catching had missing legs, horror-movie features, extra legs, and missing eyes. After that, these misshapen critters started showing up seemingly everywhere across the U.S., less so in Canada. 961 more words


EBSQ Friday Five

1. Red Dress – EBSQ artist, Patience, is participating in the 29 Faces Challenge. Check her blog for all the latest entries.

2. February MOTM: What Lies Beneath… 111 more words


Amphibian Ark

A very interesting site to visit and perhaps get involved with is Amphibian Ark. Amphibian Ark is concerned with the conservation of amphibians. The site includes a Blog and a newsletter to subscribe to.



Art: Sleeping Beauty

For the first time I’m offering a giclee print of my pen and ink illustration, Sleeping Beauty, in my Etsy shop. The art print measures 5 x 7 inches and comes housed in a protective sleeve. 19 more words