FrogWatch USA is a nationwide community science program that teaches participants about the calls of local frog and toad species. FrogWatch volunteers will learn how to identify each species by song in the field and record their findings. By collecting data, volunteers not only contribute to the knowledge we have about wetlands and the frog species that inhabit them, but can also educate members of their communities about wetland conservation. The data gathered by citizen scientists throughout the country has provided priceless information about frog distribution, wetland health, and climate impacts on wildlife. When you join FrogWatch, you will help determine:
which species of frogs and toads are in an area
if there are rare or invasive species in Utah
where each species is found
when each species breeds
The state coordinator for FrogWatch works right here at UHZ, so we are lucky enough to run several training nights at the beginning of each survey season.
We hold free in-person and virtual training sessions at the Zoo throughout February and March. If you have a group of 10 or more around Salt Lake City, we can travel to you!
To tide you over, here is a link to the anurans you are likely to hear around the state of Utah: Anuran Calls
Email our conservation team to find out more information.