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Here's how to help monitor frog population in Cheektowaga

Who doesn't like watching frogs?

You'll need special training to become part of FrogWatch USA, but then you can join an international team of citizen scientists by monitoring frog populations in the wetlands throughout the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Cheektowaga.

The training will take place at 7 p.m. March 21 at the preserve, 93 Honorine Dr.

State Department of Environmental Conservation officials, in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, will train volunteers who can commit to monitoring frogs at least one evening a week throughout the spring. Participants will learn to identify local frogs and toads by their mating calls, and how to record data to be submitted to a national database. The data provide valuable information on the rise or decline of local amphibian populations and contribute to national conservation efforts.

Registration is required by calling Reinstein Woods at 683-5959.


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