Introduction

A frog view from their forest home. The frog pond is in front of the trees on the right.  Mt. St Helens is in the center, Mt. Rainier on the left.  The confluence of the Willamette River with the Columbia is below Mt. St Helens.

A frog view from their forest home. The frog pond is in front of the trees on the right.  Mt. St Helens is in the center, Mt. Rainier on the left.  The confluence of the Willamette River with the Columbia is below Mt. St Helens.

Animals are facing homelessness at increasing rates.  Their habitat squeezed, degraded, cut up by highways, the fern they live under beheaded by a weed whacker.  This website is about some of these animals, in particular the Northern red-legged frog, and a crazy group of neighborhood folks who happened on this frog’s plight and decided to help. 

Within this site you’ll find the Science of this frog, including its description and behavior, and original data we've collected on frog migration in our first four years of the frog taxi, in Stats; the History of how our group of cab drivers came to be; a Blog chronicling the roller coaster of the three to four month mating season (the frog’s, not ours); a page on how you can Help/Donate, and give us your Feedback; other local Restoration efforts; and finally, coming pages dedicated to the local Turtles and Salamanders facing similar problems as the frogs; and the Diving Platform, a page of writings and art photography by a hermetic frog catcher, Rob. Here are links to newspaper articles about our effort: click on NW Examiner (March, 2014); click on Oregonian (March 31, 2014); click on Christian Science Monitor (January, 2016, by our own Murr Brewster, a long time frog volunteer).

 

 

 

Partners:

Linnton Neighborhood Association

Oregon Wildlife Foundation

Forest Park Conservancy

Portland Parks and Recreation

Neighbors West-Northwest

Linnton Community Center

West Multnomah Soil And Water Conservation District

Linnton Feed and Seed

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

La Cannaisseur