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ID a Frog, Help a Scientist

There are scientists all over the world that want to save frogs. To do this they have to learn as much as they can about frogs. Surveys are one way scientists study frogs. Surveying frogs takes a lot of work, eyes and ears.

In Canada, there are scientists in almost every province and territory collecting information on frogs. They need all the help they can get--including yours!

Before collecting info on frogs in the wild there are 3 things you need to do:

1. Get to know your froggy neighbours:

To survey frogs you need to know what they look and sound like so you can ID them. Get a jump-start with your frog ID skills at the CARCN web site. After you've looked and listened to frogs all across Canada on the CARCN site, jump back here to ID some frogs.


2. Ask an adult to help you survey frogs:

Surveying frogs in the wild is a great adventure but remember safety comes first. You must have an adult with you. Parents and teachers are great people to ask.

3. Call a frog "expert":

Almost every province/territory has a person who looks after frog surveys. They are happy to help you. Most have frog monitoring kits.

Credits
  • The use of all frog photos for this activity were kindly provided by those active in frog conservation. Green frog photo courtesy of Jacques Brisson.
  • African clawed frog, Red-eyed tree frog and Tomato frog photos courtesy of Sandra Loosemore of The Froggy Page.
  • Mink frog and Wood frog photos courtesy of Martin Ouellet.
  • Blanchard's cricket frog, Bullfrog, and Spring peeper photos courtesy of Mike Pingleton.
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