In January, Katrina Weinig wrote about the frogs and toads moving into the restored stream, and why they make ideal neighbors.
We can help DC’s conservationists track the frogs at Broad Branch. The DC Department of Energy and Environment will hold a workshop on March 16th to teach volunteers how to listen for and identify the creatures. Here’s DOEE’s announcement:
Did you know there are 14 species of frogs and toads in the District and that each can be recognized by their unique calls made during the spring and summer? Learn more about your amphibian neighbors and contribute to conservation in your community by becoming a DOEE FrogWatch chapter volunteer!
Join DOEE fish and wildlife biologists at Temple Sinai in the Beit Am Room on Thursday, March 16th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. to receive training in order to participate.
Participants will be introduced to frogs and toads in the DC metro region by seeing live animals and through learning how to recognize individual species’ calls. The first two hours of training is classroom- and activity-based to provide instruction on how to collect and submit data on calling frogs and toads at wetlands throughout the District; the final half hour of the training will take place in the field at the nearby Broad Branch Stream to practice skills learned during the indoor portion.
The workshop is free but space is limited and registration is required. Participants aged 10 and up are welcomed; minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Learn more about the DOEE FrogWatch Chapter here and register here for this training session. Contact a chapter coordinator with questions about the program by emailing email@example.com or calling 202-440-3951.