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DNR looking for volunteers to estimate state's frog population

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Logo (From Wisconsin DNR).
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Logo (From Wisconsin DNR).

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - If you know what a frog sounds like, you can help the state estimate how many frogs and toads we have in Wisconsin.

The DNR is looking for volunteers to spend up to three hours listening to frog sounds at 10 wetland areas this spring and summer. The volunteers will record the different types of croaks they hear, and describe weather conditions when they're listening.

DNR officials say it will help them determine the frogs' populations, where they hang out the most, and trends from the past. The DNR is also conducting a study on how frogs adapt to various areas.

Volunteers can pick a lake, stream, or wetland -- and listen for five minutes seven times a week. More information is at the DNR's Web site, accessible at Wisconsin.Gov.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)