Is there a safe way to get frog spawn or tadpoles into my frog habitat? What about turtles? We don’t live near open spaces, but have a large wooded yard.
Lane County Oregon
I would not recommend gathering turtles or buying them for your area. Small frogs are common in our area and often hitch a ride on a water bird (eggs usually) to colonize new waters. Do not buy in bullfrogs as they are invasive to our native species. You can collect some tadpoles from a non-protected area, ie farm ponds, friends etc.