An Unfrogettable Evening

Event Details

June 6th, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Frayn Property (Blairmore), Alberta
Inventories and Monitoring

Looking for a “ribbiting” way to spend an evening in the Pass? Sign up for our evening amphibian survey on NCC’s Frayn conservation property in the Crowsnest Pass and help collect information on the presence and absence of Alberta’s native frog, salamander and toad species.

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More Information

About Frayn Property (Blairmore)

Made up of 31 hectares (30 ac.) of wetlands, mixed forests and grasslands, this scenic property is nestled in the Crowsnest Pass, just outside the town of Blairmore. Before it was channelized, the Crowsnest River had cut directly through the property, leaving behind a unique landscape for species such as the western toad, American beaver and rufous hummingbird.

NCC acquired the Frayn property with the assistance of the Government of Canada’s Natural Areas Conservation Program (NACP), a unique public-private partnership to accelerate the pace of land conservation across southern Canada.

What you will be doing

We’ll begin our evening by conducting visual surveys for amphibians on the property, documenting any species we find along the way. Right before sunset, we’ll break for coffee and snacks and lead you in an engaging workshop that will put your ears to the test! Together, we’ll listen to recordings of the various frog calls and learn how to identify each species by sound. Then we’ll put your new knowledge to the test! Since frogs call more at night, we’ll be embarking on the auditory half of our survey approximately half an hour after the sun has gone down.

Why you will love it

Who doesn’t love learning about the creatures behind those croaks you hear in the distance! The data we collect helps NCC document the current health of the local habitat, and will also be used to help determine future stewardship needs for the property. Oh! Hot chocolate and donuts help too...


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Please Note

All tools and equipment will be provided, along with drinks and snacks. Please bring rubber boots as we will be walking in a wetland. Additional information will be sent to you after you have registered for the event. Event will go rain or shine.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Rubber boots
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (cools down quick at night)
  • Rain gear
  • Water in a reusable bottle
  • Any necessary medications