The city of Ann Arbor is looking for volunteers to help identify and monitor amphibian populations

ANN ARBOR – Would you like to go outside this spring and try something different?

The City of Ann Arbor Conservation Area is looking for volunteers to help monitor frog, toad, and salamander populations in the city’s parks and natural areas.

No prior experience is required, but those interested should prepare to drop in a few evenings over the next few months to listen and search for living things.

Both frog and salamander training will begin on Saturday March 6th at Zoom.

Start and training of the salamander survey

Learn how to monitor Ann Arbor’s five species of salamanders. According to the city:

“Volunteers will choose parks to study and learn about these rarely seen amphibians. Must be ready to walk in the forest on rainy cold spring nights and look under tree trunks in the forest in spring and summer. “

Pre-registration by March 3rd is required. To pre-register, email [email protected] or call 734-794-6627.

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The Saturday Zoom session runs from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Start and training of the frog and toad survey

Learn how to identify frogs and toads by eye and ear and choose the route you want to overlook. From March to June, volunteers are asked to look for frogs once a month at night on their set route. In most cases a car is required for this.

Pre-registration by March 3rd is required. To pre-register, email [email protected] or call 734-794-6627.

The Saturday Zoom session takes place from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

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