June 16, 2021

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Town of Ann Arbor seeks volunteers to help recognize, monitor amphibian populations

ANN ARBOR – Want to get exterior and consider one thing different this spring?

The city of Ann Arbor’s Normal Spot Preservation is seeking for volunteers to assist watch frog, toad and salamander populations in the city’s parks and character locations.

No experience is necessary, but those intrigued should get ready to set aside some evenings more than the upcoming several months to listen and lookup for the critters.

Equally the frog and salamander trainings kick off on Saturday, March 6 on Zoom.

Salamander Study Kickoff and Teaching

Understand to observe Ann Arbor’s 5 species of salamanders. In accordance to the metropolis:

“Volunteers will choose parks to survey and learn how to discover these hardly ever-witnessed amphibians. Must be ready to stroll in the woods on rainy, cold, early spring evenings and look under logs in the woods throughout spring and summer months.”

Pre-registration by March 3 is expected. To pre-sign-up, email [email protected] or call 734-794-6627.

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The Saturday Zoom session will run from midday to 2 p.m.

Frog & Toad Survey Kickoff and Training

Find out to detect frogs and toads by eye and ear, and select which route you’d like to survey. March by means of June, volunteers are asked to hear for frogs at night time the moment a thirty day period along their specified route. In most cases, this will have to have a vehicle.

Pre-registration by March 3 is required. To pre-sign up, electronic mail [email protected] or call 734-794-6627.

The Saturday Zoom session will operate from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

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