Log in

No account? Create an account
Frogwatch USA [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Frogwatch USA

[ website | Frogwatch USA Homepage ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Flying Frog Discovered [Apr. 1st, 2006|04:11 pm]
Frogwatch USA
[mood |mischievousmischievous]

This is a must read story for anyone interested in amphibians. Check out this link, even if its the only one you check out today. http://wendellsfrogblog.tripod.com/index.blog?entry_id=1449023
By the way in north central Indiana I have heard peepers, chorus frogs and a northern leopard frog calling and have seen cricket frogs and green frogs. I'm still waiting for the toads to start calling. Several have seen some in the area, but I have not been so lucky.
link3 comments|post comment

Frog Amusement Rides [Mar. 29th, 2006|09:10 am]
Frogwatch USA

[mood |amusedamused]

Good morning, Frogwatchers. Here are is a great illustrated story from Barbara:

I have a plastic frog that floats in my pond - its arms and legs sort of move independently as the wind blows. Already I have about 10 large frogs in my pond that are mating - one is really a bright rust color and looks neat.

This week, one of those frogs was sitting on the head of the plastic frog.

Image hosting by Photobucket

The wind was blowing hard, and the plastic frog was swirling around like an amusement ride, with this small frog puffing out his throat as he called out, and just riding along like he was having a great time. He spent most of the day on that plastic frog, and now today, there are two frogs on the plastic frog.

Image hosting by Photobucket

I took a couple of photo's, but wish I had taken a small video. However, it really looked cute and this is the first time it has happened
link2 comments|post comment

Re-classification of North American Amphibians [Mar. 27th, 2006|10:27 pm]
Frogwatch USA

[mood |annoyedannoyed]

Oh boy... what a mess for us biologists. The scientific names of many North American amphibians have been changed yet again! For example... American Toad: old= Bufo americana new= Anaxyrus americanus . Here's the website explaining it, and a reference to the scientific paper that published the proposal. http://cnah.org/research.asp?id=57 Enjoy!!!
link4 comments|post comment

Frog News [Mar. 22nd, 2006|03:43 pm]
Frogwatch USA

[mood |chipperchipper]

Hey there everyone!

Frogwatch USA Season 2006 is underway and we are already having a great year! I will have a 3 Month Report for you all by the end of the month so that you can see how we are all doing.

In the mean time, check out this website because there is a really interesting frog story that I think you will all love.

link16 comments|post comment

Permission [Mar. 2nd, 2006|09:21 am]
Frogwatch USA

Hello, I just signed up for Frogwatch USA and I'm working out the details now. I've identified a spot that's sure to have frogs. It's on land owned by the Town Water Commission.

My question is this: how do I go about asking permission? Is there a certain way to present my case? I wanted to email them, but the only contact information I could find is a phone number and mailing address. Is it all right to call them up and ask them by phone? If so, I'd need to plan out exactly what to say. Or is writing a letter a better approach?

I'm not really a people person. I'd much rather just stick with the frogs. :)
link2 comments|post comment

Website with frog videos [Jan. 7th, 2006|10:11 am]
Frogwatch USA
I have found a website that I believe anyone interested in Frogwatch would find wonderful. The site is www.midwestfrogs.com The site is called "Frog Calls...an evolving 'webumentary'" Not only does it include video clips of a dozen different frogs calling, it has video clips of short interviews of some of our country's leading amphibian researchers. I have been granted permission to use some of the videos for the training workshop I am planning and am sure that any other facilitators wishing to use these would also be granted permission if they asked. Even for those who do not live in the Midwest, many of the included species are found in other regions as well. I hope you enjoy the site and pass the word along. I believe this is a great learning tool for the work we do with Frogwatch.

Thank You,
Wendell Zetterberg
link6 comments|post comment

How to Join and Post to the Frogwatch LiveJournal [Dec. 13th, 2005|02:23 pm]
Frogwatch USA

[mood |productiveproductive]

It has come to my attention that many Frogwatchers would love to use the LiveJournal more often, but don't know how to sign up and post. The following is instructions for creating a LiveJournal account, joining the Frogwatch USA LiveJournal community and posting on the LiveJournal.

How to Sign Up for Frogwatch USA Live Journal
1. Click on “live journal user info”
2. Click on “Create account, or use Open ID”
3. Fill out registration form
4. Click on “Create Journal”

How to Join the Frogwatch USA Live Journal Community
1. Visit http://www.livejournal.com/community/frogwatchusa/
2. Click on ‘userinfo’ in the top right hand corner
3. There will be text saying “Below is information about the "Frogwatch
USA" community on Livejournal. To join this community, click here.”
Click on it.
4. You will see text “Press the button below to join the "Frogwatch USA"
community.” Press this button.
5. You are now a member of the Frogwatch USA Community and can now post
messages to it (see below).

How to Post to the Live Journal
1. After registering, click on “live journal user info”
2. Click on “Log in now” in upper right-hand corner, enter your username
and password
3. Click on “Journal”
4. Click on “Update”
5. Enter desired text
6. At the bottom of the screen, you will see “post to’ and a drop down
menu. Be sure to select “frogwatchusa”
7. Click on “Update Journal” when finished creating post.
link3 comments|post comment

Frogwatch Workshops [Nov. 15th, 2005|09:24 am]
Frogwatch USA

[mood |optimisticoptimistic]

Dear Frogwatchers,

I just wanted to let you all know that we are currently working towards having 12-15 workshops this year for Frogwatch USA!!! These workshops help new Frogwatchers learn about the program, how to listen for frogs and toads and how to record their data.

So how can you help? You can run a workshop of your own! If you are interested in imparting your Frogwatching knowledge on others you can obtain a Frogwatch Training Manual and packet from NWF and you can run your own training in your area! If you would like to run a training, please email me at frogwatch@nwf.org.

In addition, I just want to thank you all for all of the wonderful work that you do to collect data about frogs and toads!

Courtney Herrell
link2 comments|post comment

Frogwatch Ideas [Oct. 21st, 2005|11:28 am]
Frogwatch USA

[mood |contemplativebrainstorming]

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to write a little note to cover a couple of things. First of all I hope that you all have a wonderful Halloween, since it is almost upon us. Also, I wanted to use this as an opportunity to get some feedback.

Now that I am working on the Frogwatch USA program, I have a couple of new ideas. One of the main ideas that I am tossing around is the possibility of getting Frogwatch t-shirts. Another idea is that we would like to get static-cling decals for cars. These are things that can not only allow you to show your frog watching pride, it can also help others hear about the program and get more people involved.

Another idea that I have, which is a larger project that may not be able to be implemented for some time, is adding levels to the program. This would add a beginner's level and an advanced level.

So those are the ideas that I am considering at this time, but I need your feedback! Please post your comments about what I have just presented to you and any other ideas that you might have!
link34 comments|post comment

(no subject) [Sep. 29th, 2005|09:53 am]
Frogwatch USA

[mood |happyhappy]

This is Courtney, your new Frogwatch USA Coordinator! I just wanted to update you all on what is going on with the Volunteer Team here at Headquarters.

Emily, your former coordinator, is happily settling into her new position as Volunteer Programs Coordinator! Emily is now working with Habitat Stewards and Habitat Ambassadors. These volunteers are out in the community promoting our Backyard Wildlife Habitat program, and Emily's job is to make sure that they have everything they need, from training to materials!

As for myself, I spent the past summer working with the Habitats Team as a program assistant and fell in love with National Wildlife Federation. Upon the conclusion of my temporary position with the Habitats Team, I was offered the Associate Volunteer Coordinator position! I was ecstatic, mainly because it meant that I would be in charge of Frogwatch, which I believe is a fun and important program.

I look forward to working with you all, and I can't wait until next spring when all of the wonderful frogs will be out and calling again!

linkpost comment

[ viewing | 10 entries back ]
[ go | earlier/later ]