urban habitat surveys
Almost 40 sites are surveyed in and around the 285 perimeter. These sites are surveyed monthly, 30+ minutes after sunset with a 5 minute sonic survey followed by a 55 minute visual survey.
frog and toad surveys
Frogs can be surveyed via visual detections and sonic surveys. Participants are trained to identify frogs by sight and sound.
Salamanders can be identified visually in their adult, larval and egg forms. Atlanta has an incredible diversity of salamanders with 14 species, but many of them are either difficult to find or haven't been seen in many years.
Survey sites are selected based on several criteria. 1) Sites identified through projects and restoration grants, 2) Sites requested for survey by park managers and 3) Sites identified as occupied by amphibians.
The MAAMP relies on volunteers trained as 'community scientists' to monitor and identify amphibians in our urban neighborhoods. There are no age requirements for participation, but most surveys occur after dark and require adult supervision.