This “FrogWatch” effort is a collaboration between The Maritime Aquarium, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History to monitor area frog populations. The organizations are seeking volunteers willing to make regular visits to a wetlands in their neighborhood where frogs typically can be heard calling.
“FrogWatch” volunteers will visit their wetlands once or twice a week for about 15 minutes this spring and summer, beginning each night a half-hour after sunset. (Kids can help, but older children are recommended because, in summer, a half-hour after sunset can be after 9 p.m.)
You don’t have to know anything about frogs to sign up. Learn about our native species – and what will be asked of volunteers – during upcoming training sessions, each from 7 to 9 p.m. (You only need to attend one). Choose from:
• Wed., Feb. 22 at The Maritime Aquarium, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk.
• Wed., March 1 at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport.
• Wed., March 8 at Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven.
The trainings are free to members of the three organizations, or $10 for non-member families.
Pre-registration is required at least one week before your desired session. Sign up online at http://peabody.yale.edu/events/become-a-frogwatch-citizen-scientist.
© Copyright by ConnecticutPlus.com. Some articles and pictures posted on our website, as indicated by their bylines, were submitted as press releases and do not necessarily reflect the position and opinion of ConnecticutPlus.com, Canaiden LLC or any of its associated entities. Articles may have been edited for brevity and grammar. Photos without a credit line are "contributed photos".
Note: We reserve the right to delete posts at any time if we decide that they are offensive or distasteful.
Top of Page