Hop To It: a nationwide survey seeks information about the princes of ponds

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(Image:Environmental Pillar)
(Image:Environmental Pillar)

Popping up in more and more private garden ponds as well as in their traditional habitats of streams, bogs and wetlands, frogs are in decline world wide as natural and wild habitats are lost to drainage and development. The Hop To It Irish Frog Survey helps the Irish Peatland Conservation Council to monitor the health of our amphibian friends. A healthy frog population actively breeding indicates clean water, good habitat and tasty foodchains.

Record your sightings at www.ipcc.ie by following the link for the Hop To It Frog Survey 2014. Survey Cards are also available by post (contact IPCC, Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare).

The survey began in 1997 and since then nearly 5000 records for frogs, frog spawn, tadpoles and froglets have been submitted to the survey by people all over Ireland. Frogs occur in every county in Ireland.

The Hop To It Irish Frog Survey 2014 is a great way for you to celebrate World Wetlands Day which is taking place on the 2nd February 2014.