When we think about frogs and toads, we often describe the noises they make as ribbiting or croaking. The truth is, frog and toad calls vary widely from species to species. They also use them for a variety of reasons, including mating. Although wood frogs are a threatened species, bullfrogs, leopard frogs, and green frogs are all common sights and sounds in marshes, ponds, and other areas.
Check our Dr. Allison’s video below for an up-close look at a wood frog in action.
In addition to working with wood frogs, Dr. Allison oversees the Calling Frog Survey. It’s a community science project that monitors frog and toad populations in Illinois by tracking their calls. You can learn more about this amazing project here.