Visiting a wetland without the chirping of frogs on a warm summer night might make you feel uneasy – and it probably should. Around the world, frog and toad populations are declining or have vanished due to habitat loss, increased pollution and disease. A healthy wetland can provide many species of frogs and toads with ideal habitat, and the absence of frogs and toads in a wetland may indicate something has gone wrong.
Data collected on anurans can contribute to an inventory of animals using your wetland and provide evidence about the types of habitats the wetlands harbors.
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Coalition and Suzanne Wade, UW-Extension Basin Education Initiative.
Researched and written by Patrice Kohl