As a child, I loved frogs. There was nothing more I wanted to do than catch a big bull frog along the edge of an old farm pond. I spent many a Saturday and Sunday knee deep in the mud doing just that. Now, it seems like they need my attention again – and yours too.
If you live near a fresh water pond, swamp, etc – you may want to consider volunteering for Frog Watch USA, a nationwide long-term study of frogs. Managed by the National Wildlife Federation in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, it is open to volunteers who can spare time to visit amphibian habitats near their homes and record what they see (sound familiar?); looks to me like the ‘Backyard Bird Count’ success has resulted in new ways to study other animals.
Go here where you can learn more: www.nwf.org/frogwatchUSA