In Ohio, naturalists have been documenting the occurrence of amphibians for over 160 years. In 1838 Dr. Jared Kirtland published the first list of amphibians collected in Ohio. Since then a myriad of biologists have worked to determine how Ohio's frogs, toads, and salamanders are distributed. Two survey projects of Ohio anurans are currently being conducted. Biologists conducting a statewide frog and toad survey are collecting specimens to document their occurrence and distribution.
A second project, The Ohio Frog and Toad Calling
Survey, utilizes the efforts of volunteers from around the state to conduct
audio surveys at selected breeding sites. Interested individuals can learn
more by contacting Jeff Davis, Survey Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting the Frog and Toad Calling Survey Website.