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Volunteers Wanted for Great VI Frog Count; No Touching Necessary

 
Alana33
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From the “croak” to the “coqui,” frog calls can make for some noisy nights in the tropics.

No one knows that better than Renata Platenberg, a terrestrial wildlife biologist who has been studying frogs and recording their calls for years, listening for signs of changes and hints about the health of the Virgin Islands environment.

This month she’s asking for help via a citizens’ science campaign that relies on volunteer’s own cell phones. She launched the first Great VI Frog Count in 2015 and is repeating the effort this year. See below for details.

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2016/10/04/undercurrents-volunteers-wanted-great-vi-frog-count-no-touching-n

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Topic starter Posted : October 4, 2016 1:37 pm
Islander
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Fun and interesting that Dr. Platenberg is using night time sound recordings to do the research, and its pretty easy for people to help.

Years ago after my brother had moved to the states he came home to visit and he thought the sound of the frogs and other night critters was soooo loud. The rest of us were used to it as he had once been and had to focus a little on what he was pointing out.

Thanks for sharing Alana.

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Posted : October 4, 2016 6:10 pm
ms411
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I have heard about other people complaining about loud night time noises. I think very few city folks realize how loud nature is 24/7.

The birds start waking up around 5 and roosters shortly after. If you live "country" you probably don't need an alarm clock.

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Posted : October 4, 2016 6:17 pm
Alana33
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You're welcome, Islander.
Renata is very passionate about her work as a reptile biologist and does great work with bats, too.

I love the sounds of the coquis, birds and other night critters.
They were all singing after yesterday's rain.
Except roosters. Not a fan of roosters.

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Topic starter Posted : October 4, 2016 8:28 pm
watruw8ing4
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I have heard about other people complaining about loud night time noises. I think very few city folks realize how loud nature is 24/7.

The birds start waking up around 5 and roosters shortly after. If you live "country" you probably don't need an alarm clock.

Your birds go to sleep? We have a few that party all night.

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Posted : October 4, 2016 9:39 pm
Alana33
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So do the roosters!

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Topic starter Posted : October 4, 2016 9:56 pm
Scubadoo
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I have heard about other people complaining about loud night time noises. I think very few city folks realize how loud nature is 24/7.

The birds start waking up around 5 and roosters shortly after. If you live "country" you probably don't need an alarm clock.

Your birds go to sleep? We have a few that party all night.

Ours party all night too. It's 5 AM all night long.

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Posted : October 4, 2016 10:50 pm
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