Did you know that 14 types of frogs and toads call Montgomery County home? Our local frogs and toads are helpful indicators of the health of our waters (along with just being cute!). They have porous eggs and can breathe through their skin, which makes them susceptible to environmental change. That’s why they are used
On June 7th, students from Clarksburg Elementary School attended a BioBlitz event collaboratively organized by Montgomery County DEP, Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery County Parks and the Audubon Naturalist Society. It was an exciting and science-filled day for everyone! Some days, our jobs at DEP are just downright fun, and today was one of
Interested in learning about frogs, frog calls, and frogs that are native to our area? Want to participate in a citizen science program that is fundamental to collecting long-term data on the nation’s frogs and toads. This is your opportunity!
During a warm summer night, a Montgomery County FrogWatch volunteer, Maura McMullen, heard a strange call that she was unable to identify from the County’s frog and toads website. She sent in the recording to DEP to help her identify the species. DEP identified the frog as a green treefrog, the first recorded finding of
A group of newly minted FrogWatch volunteers met one evening in Wheaton for a field FrogWatch training. We set off in a line after dark to a spot by a large stormwater management pond and set our smart phones for the required 3 minute period of frog monitoring. Unfortunately it was only 45 degrees Fahrenheit
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