Frogs and other amphibians are important parts of the ecosystem and can be an indicator of its health, as they are very susceptible to pollutants. The Urban Ecology Center has been conducting frog monitoring for over a decade throughout Milwaukee County, contributing to a larger database used by the Wisconsin DNR. You can help us monitor population trends by participating in calling surveys. Volunteers conduct frog calling surveys after sunset and record which species they hear in multiple locations throughout Milwaukee County. Citizen scientists can assist researchers or learn how to conduct their own surveys and contribute valuable information to the project.
If you are interested in helping the Urban Ecology Center with frog research, please attend a volunteer workshop or contact Meghan Jones at
For more information on Wisconsin’s Frog and Toad Survey, please visit http://wiatri.net/inventory/FrogToadSurvey/WIFrogs/natHistory.cfm
The Urban Ecology Center’s frog research has received valuable funding from:
- The Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Research Initiative