Frogs and toads are a vital part of our ecosystem and are considered an indicator species. Fluctuations in their populations can give us vital information regarding the overall health of their habitat. Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy’s amphibian monitoring program collects data that is compared over time to observe trends in populations and identify areas of population decline. Volunteers monitor specific locations from February to September. Highlights of the training included:
- Importance of monitoring frogs and toads
- Different amphibian habitats
- Identification of local frogs and toads
- Frog/toad monitoring protocols
- Locating appropriate habitats for monitoring
The training session is required for participation in the Amphibian Monitoring Program. If you were unable to attend the training session and would like to participate in the Amphibian Monitoring Program, please contact Jenny Erickson at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to February 15, 2022.