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The Problem Puddle Power Frog-Friendly Backyard Why are we concerned about amphibians?
Wetlands - function/type Wetland issues
How to help amphibians
Community Green Plans
Where to build your pond (cont.)(c) Farm ponds
Ponds like those found on farms are usually 1.5 to 3 metres deep; deep enough to penetrate ground water to keep them filled all summer. They are exposed to full sunshine, are warm and productive. These ponds do not dry up so species such as green frogs live here. The tadpoles of green frogs require at least two years to develop into frogs. If you have green frogs then you can be sure that there is a permanent pond somewhere nearby.
To improve the area around the pond plant native species (see list) around the edge. This provides cover for adults and emerging amphibians.