Natural Area Preservation

Frog and Toad Survey

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A Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) in one of our fabulous nature areas

Each year we ask volunteers to spend the winter getting to know Michigan frog and toad calls. They go out in the field and familiarize themselves with the parks, then they attend our Frog and Toad Survey kickoff to learn how to record their observations and hone their skills. Surveying is done three to six times from the early spring through June at multiple sites, and each visit starts after sunset when the frogs begin to call. No previous experience is necessary.

The Kickoff & Training for the 2016 Frog & Toad Survey is March 13, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. We'll be indoors, in the meeting room at the Gallup Park Canoe Livery, 3000 Fuller Road. New survey participants must attend this training. Space is limited. Please register by March 9 - by email to or by phone, call 734.794.6627.

This year we have added a second opportunity for training, the Frog & Toad Survey Halftime Kick-off! We'll meet April 28, 7 to 9 p.m. at the NAP Office, 3875 East Huron River Drive. This is a chance for new volunteers to get trained, and veterans to learn about survey progress and share their stories. Please register by April 26. For more information or to register, please call NAP at 734.794.6627, or send us an email at

Learn more about Ann Arbor's Frogs and Toads on our webpage here.

The state Department of Natural Resources also has information on Michigan's frogs and toads, here:,1607,7-153-10370_12145_12201-35089--,00.html.

To learn frog and toad calls, go to

Contact Information
3875 E. Huron River Drive‚Äč
(734) 794-6627
David Borneman, Deputy Manager - Volunteerism and Natural Area Preservation‚Äč