AMPHIBIAN MONITORING

Citizen scientists are looking out for local amphibians.

ABOUT THE PROJECT


 

Want to get involved?

Amphibian monitoring training is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience with amphibian conservation while increasing your connection to local ponds and wetlands and contributing to authentic scientific research. Two trainings for the 2018 season will be offered in February at Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center and Camp Long.

Sign up here to receive more information about participating in 2018!

 

What are we looking for?

We’re monitoring for eight different species of frogs, toads and salamanders:

 

Western toad

Rough-skinned newt

Northwestern salamander

Long-toed salamander

Red-legged frog

Pacific treefrog

Oregon spotted frog

American bullfrog Invasive!

 

Where are these amphibians found?

In 2017, we starting recording our observations in iNaturalist, a citizen science project and online social network, in order to make data collection more engaging and accessible for our volunteers. In the 2017 season, our teams uploaded over 200 observations of nine different species throughout western Washington. We found frogs and salamanders in ponds and wetlands all over King and Snohomish counties, even in Seattle city limits! Please check out our project page, Amphibians of Washington, to see what amphibians we found and where we found them!

 

Amphibian Monitoring

 

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