Photos: Wow! Great Blue Heron Nabs a Frog for Breakfast in Arnold Arboretum

Wildlife photographer Chris Lang captured this spectacular scene of a great blue heron grabbing a frog for breakfast at the Arnold Arboretum. "The frog was doing all it could to make itself as big as possible in hopes that the heron would decide it was too big to swallow. It wasn't," said Lang. Click here to see more photos by Chris Lang Photography.


Free FrogWatch Training at Franklin Park Zoo Starts March 10th

Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo is calling for volunteers of all ages to become FrogWatch Citizen Scientists! Why frogs? Frog species around the world are disappearing at an alarming rate and to recover, frogs must fight an uphill battle against pollution, climate change and habitat loss. Zoo New England is home to a Massachusetts chapter of FrogWatch USA, a program of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums that provides the opportunity for volunteer citizen scientists to get out in the field to listen for and report the calls of local frogs and toads. The data collected in this long-running program is used to develop strategies for frog and toad conservation.