March 24, 2003
Need a distraction?
Maybe a volunteer position with the MFTCS is just what you need. That’s the Minnesota Frog & Toad Calling Survey. Since 1996 the group has been gathering data on Minnesota’s 3 toad and 11 frog species. They study where species are located throughout the state, and how their populations change in abundance and distribution. New volunteers get a cassette tape of calls, a map of the desired route, and specific directions on what is needed for the survey.
There is nothing like that first toad/frog chorus to cement the arrival of Spring. The little fellow shown here is a Spring Peeper. Their Spring mating call is unmistakable.