June 15, 2020 | kimba
A great sign of spring is the sound of frogs and toads. The "Listen to Frogs" 62 Days 62 Ways square encourages you to do just that! Frogs are important to the environment (and to us!) for many reasons, but perhaps the most important is that they are an indicator species that help us determine the health of the environment.
- The Rouge River Watershed Frog & Toad Survey is a volunteer listening survey that the whole family can participate in. Volunteering is relatively easy, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and they will send you materials to help you distinguish the breeding calls of the seven frogs and one toad found in the watershed. Surveyors choose a quarter square mile area within the watershed that they survey independently on warm spring nights March - July. While this is a serious Citizen Science Project and effort - it is also a great way to spend some time out in nature with the family.
- Frog activities and fun ideas for kids!
- For those that crochet, or would like to learn, there is an adorable Crocheted Beanbag Frog with Lily Pads available through Creativebug. (CPL card required)
It's time for bed! Not if Froggy has his way! Even after a long day of playing, Froggy's still not tired. His bath is ready, but first Froggy has to find his boat. And where are his pajamas? And how did his toothbrush get into the cookie jar? Oh, Frrooggyy! Now it's time to go to sleep, right? But Froggy can't sleep without a bedtime story! Join Froggy as he hops, flops, and zips from one familiar bedtime ritual to another. There are more books in the Froggy series or check out other kid-friendly frog titles including emedia.
With over 7,000 known species, frogs display a stunning array of forms and behaviors.The Book of Frogs commemorates the diversity and magnificence of all of these creatures, and many more. Six hundred of nature's most fascinating frog species are displayed, with each entry including a distribution map, sketches of the frogs, species identification, natural history, and conservation status. Life-size color photos show the frogs at their actual size--including the colossal seven-pound Goliath Frog! The Book of Frogs brings readers face to face with six hundred astonishingly unique and irreplaceable species that display a diverse array of adaptations to habitats that are under threat of destruction throughout the world. Check out other frog titles and emedia.
A PBS Nature documentary, available through Hoopla (CPL card required) about the natural world, examining the alarming decline of frog populations throughout much of North and South America. Frogs have been on this planet for more than 250 million years, evolving into some of the most wondrous and diverse creatures on earth. Today, they are at the center of one of the greatest mass extinctions since the dinosaurs. It is an environmental crisis unfolding in our own backyard as well as around the globe. Check out other frog movies and emedia.