Okanagan Similkameen Stewardship is working with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations to conduct public outreach and inventory of potential bullfrog sites throughout Penticton and Summerland during the month of July.
The search is underway after BC Frogwatch received unconfirmed reports of invasive American Bullfrogs near Penticton and Summerland, in 2012 and 2013. This introduced species had not been previously reported here.
The stewardship is seeking volunteers to help monitor the bullfrogs over the next two weeks.
A free bullfrog identification and inventory workshop will take place at Skaha Lake pond, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 16.
Volunteers can participate in daytime or nighttime pond searches being conducted this month.
Those wishing to attend, volunteer or report a bullfrog sighting should contact Alyson Skinner at (250) 809-1980 or [email protected]
More information is available at www.OkanaganSimilkameenStewardship.ca.