FROG AND TOAD EXPLORATION DURING
AN EVENING WALK ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15
Frog and Toad Exploration is the subject of the monthly Walk in the Wild on Sunday, April 15, at Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust, Deptford. New Jersey is home to 17 species of frogs and toads, each of which can be identified by its characteristic calls. Since they are identified by their vocalization, the Walk will convene at 7 p.m. when they begin calling. We will have a short discussion, listen to recorded tapes of calls and then walk down to the Old Pine Farm waterfront area to experience some of these firsthand. We will be out in nature in the dark, so please dress accordingly and bring a small flashlight.
Our leader, Carl Ford, holds a degree in Horticulture from Rutgers and has spent his working years as a nurseryman in Salem County. After retirement, he spent ten years as a citizen volunteer in the Calling Amphibian Monitoring Project (CAMP) to identify and estimate numbers of each species over a predetermined 15-mile route in Cumberland County. This is part of a national program and data collected submitted to the national database.
We will meet at 7 p.m. at the Willoughby House at the end of Pine Avenue, off Good Intent Road in Blackwood Terrace, or you can put "340 Pine Avenue, Deptford" into your favorite mapping service. Please check our Facebook for changes and directions. Information and questions: Charles White, 856-217-9138. Carpooling recommended. Free and open to all.