Category Archive: FrogWatch

Keep your Eyes out for Amphibians!

It’s that time of year when many of our Ontario frogs and salamanders move out of their hibernation areas and start their journey to breed in nearby vernal pools. Vernal pools are temporary… Continue reading

A Big Thank You! To the Participants of Appreciation Day 2013

A Big Thank You to everyone who participated in the Ontario Turtle Talley and FrogWatch Ontario Appreciation Day! Every November we invite the participants of our citizen naturalist programs, Ontario Turtle Tally and… Continue reading

Meet the Northern Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans)

This small frog is a member of the tree frog family although they do not climb into trees or bushes.  It has a rough skin and can be range in colour from greenish… Continue reading

Calling All Frog Watchers!

Early spring is the time for frogs to wake up from hibernation and start to call for a mate.  Wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus), spring peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) and northern leopard (Lithobates pipiens) frogs… Continue reading

6th Annual FrogWatch and Turtle Tally Participant Appreciation Day

On November 3rd, 2012, Turtle Talliers and FrogWatchers from across the province gathered for a fun-filled day of presentations from frog and turtle stewards, opportunities to share photos and meet fellow conservationists, and an opportunity to tour the Zoo’s reptile and amphibian… Continue reading

Changing Temperatures Are Affecting Ontario’s Amphibians

Article by: Shannon Ritchie In the journal of Herpetological Conservation and Biology, an interesting study was published entitled “Community-Level Reponses to Climate Change: Shifts in Anuran Calling Penology” (Walpole et al., 2012). This… Continue reading

Top FrogWatch Pictures from 2011/2012