Learning how to Identify Amphibians by their Calls

Learning how to Identify Amphibians by their Calls

On Friday, September 3rd we hosted a virtual workshop on identifying amphibians that are local to the Kootenay area. Many local Amphibian species are impacted by a number of factors including habitat destruction, climate change, disease and invasive species. Being able to identify these species is a great skill to have not only for our volunteer monitors at Harrop Wetland, but for anyone interested in supporting local amphibians.

This workshop was led by Wildlife Technician Kat McGlynn from the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD). Kat taught participants about native amphibian species in our area, their identifiable characteristics from egg mass to adult, their different calls, conservation status and the projects taking place locally for each species.

If you are interested in this workshop, you can watch the full session above!

A special thanks to Kat for leading this webinar and to our dedicated and long term volunteers who monitor Harrop Wetland.

Interested in putting these skills to the test at Harrop Wetland? Become a volunteer! 

Learn more about Harrop Wetland and our most recent update here.