As temperatures begin to warm up, critters that sleep through the Winter months begin to wake up. That includes 13 different species of frogs and toads across Michigan. The Southeast part of the state is home to 10 of those species. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources conducts an annual frog and toad count. Lori Sargent is a Wildlife Biologist with the DNR. She tells WDET’s Amy Miller the health of frog and toad populations is indicative of the overall health of its habitat and surrounding eco-system.
Click on the audio link above to hear the entire conversation
You can also hear the audio training files related to the survey here.