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Getting to Know the Frogs of Maine

Donne Sinderson | BDN
Donne Sinderson | BDN

Wednesday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Ever wonder who is making the beautiful chorus in the evenings? Every frog species makes its own unique and often surprising sound. Have you ever heard a duck quacking in your backyard and couldn’t find it or heard snoring coming from a pond? It was probably the Wood Frog and Pickerel Frog, which sounds surprisingly like a quacking duck and a human snore.
Come learn about the frog and toad species of Maine. Meet at the Walden Park kiosk. Katelin Craven, FrogWatch USA Lower Penobscot Chapter Co-coordinator, will share a brief overview of frog natural history and species identification by sight and sound. Then we will go for a walk to a wetland to listen to the musical chorus and see if we can pick out the many frog and toad species of Maine.
Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and biting insect protection.
Directions: Turn right onto Walden Park Way off of Essex St just past the Church Rd intersection. Follow Walden Park Way for about 1 mile and then turn right onto Tamarack Trail. Drive for about 0.7 miles and park around the cul-de-sac.

For more info, go to – or call 942-1010