WES Staff Co-Author Paper Regarding Frog Predation

27
Aug
2021

                By Eliana Bono

 

 

Tara Collins, Ecological Resources Manager, and Matt Coyle, Land Stewardship Manager, join Jeff Alvarez of the Wildlife Project in writing their paper titled, “Observation of predation of Hylioa regilla (Baird and Girard, 1852) by a post-metamorphic Rana draytonii Baird and Girard, 1852.”

 A post-metamorphic (juvenile) Rana draytonii

A post-metamorphic (juvenile) California red-legged frog (Rana draytonii)

Their scientific article examines the relationship between Hylioa regilla, known as the Pacific Treefrog, and Rana draytonii, the California red-legged frog.

It’s not a surprise that WES staff are interested in these frog behaviors; our Big Gun Conservation Bank provides habitat for the California red-legged frog which is federally listed as threatened by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

READ THE ARTICLE TO LEARN MORE

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Eliana Bono