Photo by John Cassani
Consider yourself a good listener?
The Southwest Florida Amphibian Monitoring Network, or Frog Watch, collects long-term data on frog communities of our region. Volunteers, which include researchers, students, and members of the public walk specific routes at night during the summer listening for the sounds of frog calls and collecting that data.
Their goal is to determine potential factors that might influence long-term changes in frog populations and communities, including natural variations, disappearing and altered habitats, and the impacts of invasive species.
To learn more about this interesting “citizen scientist” conservation group, click here to listen to a recent episode of Gulf Coast Life on WGCU.