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Fifteenth Annual Save the Frogs Day (Fifth Pittsford) on May 7!
May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Surprise Venue! Great Family and Group event. All Ages Welcome.
Save The Frogs Day is a world wide celebration started by SAVE THE FROGS! founder Kerry Kriger. It focuses on raising awareness about the critical role of frogs in our ecosystem and the threats they face. Hosted by A Frog House, this event brings together local residents, environmental enthusiasts, and conservationists of all ages to celebrate the beauty and importance of these amphibians. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about the importance of frog conservation and how we can all play a role in protecting these amazing creatures. Kara Kotwas and Mark Wochner have kindly offered to host A Frog House for our fifth annual Save The Frogs Day at 50 Mitchell Road in Pittsford. Their ample private property is ideal for a gathering of this sort to meet and greet, network, and plan future projects.
Visit nearly 8 acres with a landscaped area and predominant wetland and forest for interaction and participation around the topics of local frogs, wetlands, forests, and bioregional regeneration.
Identify some frogs by sight and sound on the property, as well as native and invasive plants, shrubs and trees.
Have fun learning, play environmental games, take part in an educational scavenger hunt, and gather in groups for a discussion about what you have learned and what you would like to do to make the world a better place in your own niche, no matter the size.
Complete Boy and Girl Scout activities for to work on amphibian, forestry and other conservation badges and merit awards on that day.
Families are asked to supervise their own children.
Surprise Guest Speaker!
John Bateman taught at Brockport College Department of Environment and Ecology until 2018, when he accepted a tenure track position at Finger Lakes Community College.
He also served as a research scientist on Doug Wilcox’s Coastal Wetland Monitoring project, initiates the bucket brigade for salamanders and other amphibians, speaks often (most recently at the Burroughs Audubon society about frogs, and coming up, at the Sandra L. Frankel Brickyard Trail, on May 6.
He has enough energy to come to our event on May 7, and might even bring his grown kids, who have been “frogaphiles” since they could toddle.
Also speaking are Mark Wochner about responsible land ownership, Robert C. Corby, former mayor of Pittsford Village, about local conservation efforts, and a word or two from A Frog House Founder, Margot Fass
Suzanne Thompson and her pup with Annika Save The Frogs Day, May 1, 2022 Photo Credit Lindsay Graham
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