Did you know that male frogs spend the winter months in the muddy part of the pond underwater and breathe through their skin? But organic debris like dead plants and leaves can decay under ice and release gases that can kill the frogs. To help, take the time to remove excess debris from ponds and place that organic matter in a compost bin or on solid land to naturally decompose. And do one more thing: Float a tennis ball on the water. This will prevent ice from totally sealing over the pond this winter.
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