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Volunteers hop at chance to help frogs, turtles, salamanders

Wide variety of volunteer activities for those who love wetland 'critters'

10:56 AM, May 8, 2013
Adult wood frogs seek out ephemeral ponds for breeding.
Adult wood frogs seek out ephemeral ponds for breeding.
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May is wetlands month and a growing corps of volunteers are pulling on their boots to help check the condition of wetlands and the frogs, shore birds and other creatures that depend upon them.

- Volunteers in southeastern Wisconsin are searching seasonal wetlands known as "ephemeral ponds" for frog and salamander egg masses and fairy shrimp and listening to frog calls.

- Volunteers statewide participating in the Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey are stopping near wetlands to listen for frog and toad calls, helping Wisconsin continue the nation's oldest survey of its kind. ...

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