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Made in the shade: Frog rests

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Bloomington Briefing Published September 1, 2021
Updated on September 1, 2021
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It’s not easy being green unless you’re a gray tree frog living in a cup plant. This gray tree frog has changed color to blend with its surroundings. It’s just one of many wildlife visitors Roz Johnson sees around her Bloomington home. As copresident of Wild Ones Twin Cities, Johnson advocates for the use of native plant communities. Wildlife is attracted to the native vegetation, which provides food and shelter. Johnson has created a prairie oasis teeming with life. Look closely and you’re bound to see something unexpected and beautiful — maybe even a tree frog.