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Tayla Brown


Tayla grew up largely on a farm in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, where she developed her love for nature. After completing school she spent time in Botswana before studying EcoTourism management in Pretoria, which served as a springboard into a guiding career at Phinda ...

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Thanks Twyla for this informative blog about these frogs. So far, I have come across a few frogs but not yet their nests. Next time, maybe. It is really interesting how many ways of a better chance of survival nature creates.

Thanks for this blog Tayla, explaining how the blobs of white foam are formed and how they work as a incubator for the tadpoles. I’ve seen these often on my summer trips, knew they were constructed by frogs, but didn’t learn the whole back story. The images do highlight your story and I especially liked the one on the leaves.

That is fascinating info on the Foam Nest Frog! I had no idea of such a perfect natural occurrence happened. Nature has it all figured out from the vile-tasting foam to the tadpoles later development when they drop out of the nest. The betta fish of South-East Asia makes a bubble nest and I’ve seen them, this amphibian is amazing. And I’ve never seen a white frog. So much to see and so much to learn!

Absolutely great! I knew of frogs that get frozen in wintertime but never heard of a species that nests on trees! I also noticed the way they become mimetic.

Hi Tayla, your blog on the frogs and these blobs of foam, are very interesting.

A flash back to my childhood Tayla when I would spend hours searching and then enjoying these comical frogs, watching over their offspring as they started to form legs and finally hop away Ending the cycle. Really enjoyed it thanks for sharing 😊🙏🏻

It looks like there are about 6 frogs in that one picture. Thatlooked like a huge multi-frog egg sack.! Is that what happened?

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