Saturday, April 13, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Prairie Woods Nature Center
1603 Oak Grove Road
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This year, Sioux County Conservation is teaming up with the DNR to host Frog and Toad Call Survey Workshop. Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 13th at the Oak Grove Lodge from 1:00-4:00pm. Training is for a survey that requires a keen ear. Volunteers are trained to listen to and recognize the 16 species of frogs and toads in Iowa based on their breeding calls. In 2016, volunteers surveyed routes consisting of over 350 wetland sites for frog and toad activity. “The frog and toad surveyors are particularly special because to perform the surveys they have to drive back country roads at night along a specified route which would not be everyone’s cup of tea,” Shepherd says. “I think most feel that exploring the Iowa wilds at night is a unique experience and opportunity.”
Workshops require a $5 registration fee which pays for training materials, a frog and toad call CD and certification costs. To register, please download and complete the registration form for the desired workshop found here and return it with the $5 fee per person, per workshop to: VWMP; Boone Wildlife Research Station; 1436 255th St.; Boone, IA 50036. Deadline for registration is April 5th. Attendance is limited to 15 people per workshop so first come, first served.
NOTE: A Bald Eagle Nest Monitoring Training will be held in the morning on this same day. If you wish to sign up for both workshops, the total registration fee will be $8.
For more information and to register please visit: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Conservation/Iowas-Wildlife/Volunteer-Wildlife-Monitoring