In response to the declining number of amphibians in North America, and the uncertainty of locations and abundance of frog species in Cobb County, the Watershed Stewardship Program developed a frog monitoring program that focuses on identifying frogs by their calls. Residents can become trained Citizen Scientists by attending a Frog Monitoring Workshop and practicing their identification skills during our guided Frog Walks. Volunteers complete training, commit to year-round data collection in their area and receive access to the Frog CollectorApp to easily document the vocalizations of frog and toad species they've learned to identify. Training workshops generally occur in the spring. The volunteer-generated data from the CollectorApp is used to create maps to track where each species is detected, providing insight to the conditions of our local watersheds.
A common inquiry received at the Watershed Stewardship Program office is “why don’t I hear as many frogs calling as when I was younger.” It is a tough question to answer. We need data to truly understand what is happening with frogs. Now you have the opportunity to get involved in monitoring the health of our frog and toad populations!
View a gallery of frogs local to Cobb County!