Tuesday, April 14, 2009

‘Calling all frogs!’ workshop offered at Sandhill

BABCOCK, Wis. – People interested in learning more about Wisconsin’s marshland frogs and toads can join herpetologist Dan Nedrelo on a night-time frogging adventure Saturday, May 16 at Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center. The workshop will include a a discussion of frog ecology and status, and then participants will search for and identify the croakers in their marshland boudoirs.

Participants should bring their own meal and refreshments if desired. Hip boots are required for this swampy soiree and are available upon request.

Registration is limited to 25 people on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by mailing in a registration fee of $20 per person by May 8. Participants may stay overnight in the skill center dorm following the event for a donation of $15 per person per night.

Checks should be made out to DNR-Skills Center. Include the name of each participant, and the address and daytime phone number of one person in each party. Send your registration fee to: Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center, PO Box 156, Babcock, WI 54413. Inquiries on the status of registrations may be sent via e-mail to: Richard.Thiel@wisconsin.gov.

The Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center is located 20 miles west of Wisconsin Rapids on County Highway X, 1 mile north of Highway 80 near Babcock, Wisconsin on the 9,000 acre Department of Natural Resources Sandhill Wildlife Area.

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