Tiny toads and trilling tree frogs: Family fun this Saturday


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Logan Helfrich, and Annabel and Owen Teter search for frogs and toads.


Spring is in the air and the frogs and toads are on the move. Hopefully the cold weather of late will not keep frogs like the spring peeper from calling at the Shaw Wetland.

Spring peepers, American Toads and possibly the northern leopard frog will be courting. They are a few of the early frogs and toads that breed early. Eight of the 13 native frogs and toads of Ohio can be found in Fayette County. Providing good habitat is important to the survival of amphibians. The Shaw Wetland and many of the woods that have wetland ground, ponds and small brooks are perfect habitat for their life cycle. Think about creating a water feature this year on your property. Surprisingly, even small garden ponds attract frogs and toads.

The Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District and Carnegie Library will host an evening hike this Saturday, March 18 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Shaw Wetlands on Robinson Road to search for amazing amphibians. We’ll view frogs and toads up close in their wetland habitat. An adventure for the whole family. Please dress for the weather, boots and flashlights are required.

For more information contact Brigitte Hisey at 740-313-3212 , email brigitte.hisey@fayette-co-oh.com or visit us on Facebook.

Logan Helfrich, and Annabel and Owen Teter search for frogs and toads.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/03/web1_first-pic.jpgLogan Helfrich, and Annabel and Owen Teter search for frogs and toads.

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