Frogs and toads are a vital part of our ecosystem and are considered an indicator species. Fluctuations in their populations can give us important 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 in our program will monitor specific locations from February to September.
This presentation by Jenny Erickson, Amphibian Monitoring Coordinator, covers:
- 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 2023 training session is required for participation in the FrogWatch Amphibian Monitoring program.