Many of the workshops that we co-sponsor with The Laguna Foundation have been cancelled until the corona virus outbreak was better under control, but are now moving forward. The workshops that are strictly field-oriented (i.e., CRLF–level I, CRLF–level II, FYLF–level II, and bullfrog control) are all moving forward and are being conducted with a level of vigilance that allows participants to remain safe and still get much out of these workshops. Please feel free to see our Workshops page for more information.
The Wildlife Society has granted Continuing Education Units for our workshops!
Two of our workshops: Bullfrog Control in Claifornia and the California Red-legged Frog–level II have been approved by The Wildlife Society to recieve 1 Continuing Education Unit (Category I) toward the Certified Wildlfie Biologist® Program. Feel free to reach out to us if you have nay questions.
What is going on with our chorus frogs/treefrogs in California?!
The treefrog in California has gone through a few iterations of name changes for both scientific binomial and common name. Unfortunately, this has not ended (currently or in the future). The genus name of Pseudacris, which was recommended by Recuero et al. (see: “Phylogeography of Pseudacris regilla (Anura: Hylidae) in western North America, with a proposal for a new taxonomic rearrangement". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 39:293–304; you can find it in ResearchGate)was superceded by a change in the genus name to Hyliola (based on Duellman et al. 2016. Phylogenetics, classification, and biogeography of the treefrogs ] Amphibia: Anura: Arboranae]. Zootaxa 1:1–109.) which made changes from P. regilla (= Hyla regilla; northwest California),P. sierra(= Hyla sierra; Central California), P. cadaverina (= Hyla cadaverina; southern California), and Baja California treefrog (P. hypochondriaca; southern California) to Hyliola regilla, Hyliola sierra, Hyliola cadaverina, and Hyliola hypochondriaca. However, this did not hold for long. HOWEVER, the change to Hyliola was challenged by Faivovich et al. (2018) and Banker et al. (2020), and the genus Pseudacris will be the likely accepted genus for this group. The species are also un-split or re-lumped into the older classification that we remember as P. regilla, along with P. cadaverina. This means that they really should be considered P. regilla and P. cadaverina, with no further recognition of sierra and hypochondriaca. In summary, we have two species of chorus frogs (i.e., treefrogs) in California, both from the genusPseudacris.
Publications for 2023:
We will have new publications on western spadefoot, California red-legged frog, foothill yellow-legged frog, Alameda whipsnake, and California tiger salamander behavior, as well as natural history notes on northwestern and southwestern pond turtle, bat roosting, the history of wolves in California.
We have lots of publications coming out in the next year; check our Publications page for .pdfs
In 2023 we hope to have new publications in print on: