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  • What We Do

    Frog Research


    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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    For more information on Wisconsin’s Frog and Toad Survey, please visit http://wiatri.net/inventory/FrogToadSurvey/WIFrogs/natHistory.cfm

    Frog monitoring in river

    The Urban Ecology Center’s frog research has received valuable funding from:

    • The Environmental Protection Agency’s Great Lakes Research Initiative


  • 1500 E. Park Pl

    Milwaukee, WI 53211

    (414) 964-8505

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    Monday - Thursday

    9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    Friday & Saturday

    9 am - 5 pm


    Noon - 5 p.m.

    1859 N. 40th St.

    Milwaukee, WI 53208

    (414) 344-5460

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    Noon - 6pm


    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    3700 W Pierce St

    Milwaukee, WI 53215

    (414) 431-2940

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    Tuesday - Friday

    Noon - 7 pm


    9 am - 5 pm