Thursday, March 12, 2009

Learn Frogs at Bear Creek

frog clip art
picture courtesy of Green Nature
a news release of Spirit of the Woods Conservation Club

Interested in frogs and toads of our area? Steve Lagerquist will talk about local species, their calls, ecology and behavior. The program is free and open to the public at the Spirit of the Woods Conservation Clubhouse on Bear Creek just west of Brethren off Coates Highway.

Lagerquist works with the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. He holds a BS and MS in biology from Portland State University. His masters' study focused on the behavioral responses of bullfrogs to the calls of other frogs and toads.

Steve asks, "Did you know frogs and toads use muscles attached to their eyes to help them swallow their prey, or that they have to push, not suck, air into their lungs in order to breath? Find out what kind of frogs and toads we have in west Michigan."

Meeting is Monday, March 16, 7:30 pm at the Clubhouse, 3470 Rose Rd, Brethren, MI.

Contact the Spirit of the Woods Conservation Club at 3470 Rose Rd, Brethren, MI 49619-9752, (231) 477-5692
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Lin said...

I wish I was closer, I'd be there!! You know I love frogs!! They are incredible beings, almost alienesque on some level. Amazing, underrated on lots of levels.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

Hi Lin- I can't really justify the 80 min drive myself. I live close to a lot of nifty things, but just can't spend the money to drive to a lot of them. Since he's from Traverse City I may get another chance some time.

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