Question for the MyWoodlot Team:
I just read your excellent email article about vernal breeding pools for salamanders and wood frogs. Thank you!
This year we moved to our new property that is surrounded with vernal pools and a 1-acre pond, and we have been hearing the wood frogs all day and night the past couple of weeks. It’s a joy to listen to them.
We also have a small concrete pond filled with leaf litter where we see adult frogs and a turtle, but we’re not hearing the wood frogs there. We are hesitant to clean out any of the leaf litter, since it may be important to the habitat. Can you advise us on this? Should we just let the leaves stay, or will their decomposition eventually hurt the frogs?
Thank you for your help,