DNR looking for frog and toad calling volunteers

3:50 PM, Mar 25, 2013   |    comments
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ST PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is looking for volunteers for a frog and toad calling survey to help track the health of the state's 14 species.

Volunteers are provided a kit with a CD containing the calls of Minnesota's frog and toad species, a poster of the species and a map of a pre-defined route in an area of the volunteer's choice.

A map of routes and past surveys are on the DNR website. This year's "listening surveys" will be on three evenings between April and July.

Participants record their information on data sheets provided by the DNR.

For more information on volunteering call Heidi Cyr at 651-259-5107 or email heidi.cyr@state.mn.us.

If you can't volunteer but you want to hear some of the frog and toad calls those are on the Minnesota Pollution Control website.

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