Category Archive: FrogWatch

International Volunteer Day + Appreciation Day Recap 

Happy International Volunteer Day! Every year, volunteers from all over Ontario submit their turtle, frog, and toad observations to the Adopt-A-Pond app/website through the Turtle Tally & FrogWatch programs. This data is crucial in gathering large amounts of information on reptiles… Continue reading

Making Roads Safer for Turtles

The Long Point Causeway Improvement Project has been moving along at a slow and steady pace over the past 10 years. Starting as a group of concerned citizens who wanted to do something… Continue reading

Event: Spring Toad Festival

Sunday, May 1st, 2016 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Americas Wetlands Celebrate the arrival of spring by experiencing the sights and sounds of amorous male toads in search of that special someone! Our… Continue reading

Discoveries in Amphibian Skin

Amphibians are pretty amazing creatures. Most start out life as an egg, hatch into a tadpole phase, and then change into their adult form later on. Some of them don’t even have lungs,… Continue reading

Votes + Inspiration = Appreciation this November!

This November has turned out to be a very exciting month for the Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme. Check out our updates below to see what we’ve been up to! Aviva Community… Continue reading

Top Three FrogWatchers in May

1. Pat Baldwin of Port Perry submitted over 30 sightings of Spring peepers and American toads calling in a full chorus. Pat also heard a few Gray Treefrogs, a species that is not… Continue reading


Spring call goes out to Canadians to record nature in their own backyards. Spring is here and with it NatureWatch and the Toronto Zoo are encouraging Canadians to get into their backyards and local parks and… Continue reading

Frog and turtle reports from across Ontario are rolling in!

Conservation groups across Ontario want to know when and where you see turtles and frogs. It is important to monitor all populations in Ontario to see if a specific area’s species is on… Continue reading

Do you hear the sounds of spring?

It’s that time of year when many of our Ontario frogs have moved out of their hibernation areas and started their journey to find a mate and a place to breed. They are… Continue reading

Event: Learn About Frogs at the Royal Botanical Gardens with Adopt-A-Pond on March 21 @ 11:00 a.m. and again @ 1:30 p.m.

  There may still be some ice on the pond but now is the season to get outside and start listening for frogs! Early spring is the time when frogs wake up from… Continue reading