Thursday, April 8, 2010

"Evening Chorur" - Frogs & Toads

With spring here an evening chorus is starting to sing as water’s warm and sleeping frogs and toads awake.

They sing to find a mate, they sing to let us know rain is coming and they sing to warn of danger near by. But in the spring their main reason for singing is to mate.

The Field Guided to Iowa Reptiles and Amphibians http://www.herpnet.net/Iowa-Herpetology/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid has great information about all of the Frogs, Toads, Salamanders Snakes, Turtles and Lizards that live in Iowa.

If you click on the Frogs and Toads section http://www.herpnet.net/Iowa-Herpetology/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=84&Itemid=48 you will get to learn about all the different species that can be found in Iowa. Now not all can be found in Northeast Iowa but many of them can be. You will get to see pictures of the frogs and toads and some even have a video you can see and hear them crocking.

If you really want to have fun with frogs and toads and have some extra time on your hands, love to stay up late or get up early than the Iowa DNR is looking for you! You could join the ranks of the Iowa Frog and Toad survey people. To find out more check out this link: http://www.iowadnr.gov/wildlife/diversity/frog_toad.html

1 comment:

  1. this is really fun and helpful information. I was browsing the internet looking for a schedule of activities and programs. We love the stuff that CCCB offers but we live in Fayette County and Elgin is much closer to drive.

    If you have a calendar of events, would you email it to me tam4buit at hotmail dot com.

    Thanks,
    Tamara B
    mom of 3 from Elgin

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