Fun at the Texas Amphibian Watch Workshop at the Houston Zoo

Texas Toad

 Amphibians are small but mighty.  They have been called the birds of night, which anyone that has been outside by a pond at night can understand.  Their vocalizations often fill the night air.  Frogs and toads work diligantly to keep insects in check and are vital to the survival of many other species. But besides that these little creatures are full of character, they come in many shapes, colors and sizes.  Their distinct calls allow us to connect with them without even seeing them.

Coastal Plains Toad

Last Friday,  the Houston zoo hosted a Texas Amphibian Watch family workshop.  It was designed to help familiarize  participants with local amphibians.   Fun was had by all!  During a lesson on frog calls the Zoo’s auditorium was filled with beautiful froggy singing voices as all of the participants mimiced frog vocalizations in an effort to thouroughly learn them. Everyone got to hike through the wilds of Herman park to listen and watch for our slippery little friends.

Woodhouse Toad


This program offered everyone the opportunity to help conserve amphibians in Texas by learning how to collect information about local frogs and toads for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.   Participants were very excited to become scientists in their own back yard!

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Steven ShermanHere's hoping that the Cubs' BATS are alive in Cleveland tonight.


Liana ChoateOmg! I want to hand feed these beauties!!!!! What an awesome job to have!


Paul BadyMurcielagos!


RickEy DentisAny chance we could feed the bats??????? Pleaseeeeeee

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Sarai MorrissetteBats are awesome. I love bats.

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Casey McaninchThat awesome

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Karen CrowHow cool is this?


Susan Labossiere DraperWild!! Hand feeding!


Melissa Brown Suntych RvtLove bats. I'm definitely a bat girl


Elizabeth Anne FloodI really enjoy the video...had to watch it again. They are one of favorite animals.


Austin VaughnAww! How cute! I love love love bats.


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