This year’s historic flooding caused many ripple effects those, who live near a lake or river may have seen several frogs and toads. MDC officials say, frogs and toads reproduced in the spring during the worst of the flooding, which meant more places to lay eggs. Officials say, And with all of our flooding this year, it put a lot of habitat for them to use without fish in it,” said Alex Holmes, MDC naturalist. “Because fish are a major predator of amphibian eggs, whether it be salamander or frog eggs, so often times species like American Toads are looking for places to lay eggs where there aren’t going to be fish consuming their eggs. Conservation officials say there are also more birds staying in the area that would normally be near the Great Lakes by now.