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Local frogs serenade coastal residents

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 12th, 2014


The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has been conducting wildlife surveys over the last two years to track the egg masses of lentic breeding amphibians, like this Pacific chorus frog egg mass, at the Beaver Creek State Natural Area. (Courtesy photo by Vanessa Blackstone)
SOUTH BEACH — Have you heard the sound of frogs lately? Have they been more noticeable in the evening hours?

Chances are you’ve been hearing the breeding sounds of the Pacific chorus frog, formerly known as the Pacific tree frog.

“Those are the really vocal calls people are familiar with that make the night sound like a concert,” said Vanessa Blackstone, a wildlife biologist with Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD).



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