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Froggie in the Wild

The two frogs in Tadpole Tales were released into an outdoor pond in Peggy's yard so that they could live their lives in the wild.

Now let's see if there are any places in your town where a wild Leopard Frog would like to live.

So where do we start? How about if we put together all the things we now know about Leopard Frogs. What were the
things Froggie and Nessie needed in the Tadpole Tales? And what things were important for your Virtual Froggie? That will give us our a good start in understanding what wild frogs need.

Let's use Google Earth to see if there are good places for frogs in your town. We can zoom around Google Earth to find ponds, slow moving streams, lakes and wetlands; those would be good places for tadpoles, so that's probably where the adult frogs will go to mate and lay eggs. You may even be able to check this for yourself by listening for Frog Songs around your town in the spring-- see if you can map the places where you hear frogs calling.

If you don't have Google Earth installed on your computer you can download it for free and install it-- just go to  and follow the instructions to download the program. 

Once you have Google Earth installed on your computer, open it. You should see the whole world.

Now download the file in the Attachment section at the bottom of the page. Save it to your computer Desktop. This contains the instructions you will use in Google Earth.

In Google Earth go to File>Open at the top of the screen, then in the Browse window click on the file you downloaded called "Instructions for mapping Froggie in the Wild.kml"

Click on the blue "i" in the middle of the map to open the slideshow of instructions. You can open and close the
slideshow pop-up while you make your map so that you can check the instructions when you need them.

You can also look at the slides below. This will guide you through the process of building your own Google Earth map of Froggie's adventures in the wild.
(For even more things to do in Google Earth see Map Your Connection to the Kaw)

Dr. Cynthia Annett,
Mar 19, 2012, 2:13 PM
Instructions for mapping Froggie in the Wild.kml
Dr. Cynthia Annett,
Mar 19, 2012, 4:10 PM