West Cork frog survey

Posted on: 5th March, 2014

Category: Home, Garden & Environment

Contributor: West Cork People

Ireland has only one native frog species, the Common frog, Rana temporaria. It is listed as an internationally important species and is protected under the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and the Irish Wildlife Act (1976, amended 2000).

Frogs play an important role in our lives; they are great pest controllers in our gardens and on farms by eating slugs, worms and flies, otters and herons rely on frogs to supplement their diets.

The Irish Wildlife Trust Cork Branch is conducting a survey in rural and urban areas of Cork to learn more about the distribution and preferred habitats of the Common frog. The surveying will start in the spring when frogs start to spawn. The surveys will continue to be undertaken through each stage of the frog’s development, finishing in the autumn when frogs have mated and rest up for the winter.

The Cork Branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust is asking for the publics’ help. Volunteers are needed to assist with the survey.

For further information contact corkfrogsurvey@yahoo.ie or ring Katriona on 0872106373.

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