Finding Frogs at Conboy Lake NWR

My friend Linda Steider created an awesome blog post about counting frogs eggs at Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge in Glenwood area near Mount Adams

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Sunday I headed up to Conboy Lake NWR in Glenwood to help search, count and mark Oregon Spotted Frog egg masses.  Here’s why:  “Refuge-wide surveys have been conducted on Conboy Lake NWR since 1998. In that time, the population has experienced significant declines. Oregon spotted frogs have declined range-wide as well and are gone from the majority of historic sites. As a result, the species is now federally listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act. We continue to monitor the population on the Refuge through egg mass surveys to help us make better management decisions and evaluate efforts we have previously made.”

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Plus I like being on the refuge and I like the people I’ve met up there.  Here are a couple of Spotted Frogs, one with a reddish cast.  Aren’t they cute?!!

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It was a beautiful blue-sky day that started with a misty morning over Conboy Lake.

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Wearing waders…

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