Many consider frogs to be among the world’s most endangered creatures, and also a key indicator of environmental health and water quality.
The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) has published a “Virginia is for Frogs!” website with wonderful resources for homeowners, teachers, naturalists, and every level of frog enthusiast. http://www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/virginia-is-for-frogs/
The site includes:
- Detailed information about Virginia’s 28 species of frogs and toads
- Where to observe frogs on the Virginia Bird and Wildlife Trail
- A Teacher’s Corner with ideas on frog-related lesson plans and activities
- How to get involved in frog conservation, including:
- Volunteering for the Virginia Frog and Toad Calling Survey
- Volunteering for FrogWatch USA
- Providing Water in Your Habitat at Home
- Building a Frog Pond as well as a video on How to Add a Frog Pond to Your Landscape
- A Backyard Guide to Helping Amphibians and Reptiles
- And More!