The Frogs Are Calling You!
Are you missing us? Do you feel like the summer’s impossibly long? Are you looking to fill a frog-shaped hole in your life?
Frogs Vic is helping to run a frog citizen science project in regional Victoria. The Frogs Are Calling You program is open to anyone who lives in, or travels to, northern and western Victoria. By joining the project and recording frog calls, you can help scientists at the Department of Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) who are investigating the impact of water management regimes on frog activity.
The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program (WetMAP) was set up by DELWP in 2017 to measure the response of wetland plants and animals to natural water patterns that are supplemented by environmental water entitlements. The authorities that manage waterways can then use this information to make informed decisions about where and when environmental water should be delivered.
To assist with data collection, citizen scientists are being recruited to help record frog calls in their local area. The Frogs Are Calling You project is easy to join – simply sign up at www.frogscalling.org, download the FrogID app and start recording whenever and wherever you like! The program is a collaboration between Frogs Victoria, DELWP, Australian Museum, Goulburn Broken CMA, North Central CMA and the University of Melbourne.
Full details at www.frogscalling.org.
Find The Frogs Are Calling You on social media @frogscalling or email Lynette@frogsvic.org.