Do you remember the knitting pattern for little frogs that I posted two years ago? Well this year I am accepting donations of knitted frogs as children’s prizes for a Save the Frogs Day event at the SEEDS-Blacksburg Nature Center. For every frog submitted, I will also donate $5 to the Panama Amphibian Rescue & Conservation project (although of course, you can always just donate money to them, too). If you are interested in sending me some frogs, write me a comment including your email address and I will send you my mailing address.
Also, on a sidenote, I recently discovered this amazing indiegogo project to build a wildlife crossing in Vermont that could potentially help save spring migrating amphibians such as the spotted salamanders and wood frogs that I mentioned in my previous post. It would also help protect the blue-spotted salamander, a species of interest for Vermont. If you donate funds, you can receive some salamander artwork by Woody Jackson, with the level of your gift increasing with the amount you donate. Some lucky few could receive one of the original watercolors (with a donation of $2,500 or more).
My birthday is tomorrow and a donation to one of these causes to help save amphibians would be a great birthday present for me! (*hinthintnudgenudge*)