The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers throughout the state to help with its annual frog and toad survey.
The surveys are conducted by volunteer observers along a statewide system of permanent survey routes, each consisting of 10 wetland sites. The sites are visited three times during spring, when frogs and toads are actively breeding.
Observers listen for calling frogs and toads at each site, identify the species present, and make an estimate of abundance.
New volunteers are needed in all parts of the state. If interested, contact Lori Sargent at 517-284-6216 or SargentL@michigan.gov. More information on the frog and toad survey is available at mi.gov/wildlife.