Your answers are expected to be submitted by June 30th.
From March 15 to June 30, the Natural History Society of Autun Burgundy Animal Observatory (SHNA-OFAB) invites you to participate in a survey of midwife Alyte.
Why participatory survey for the general public?
We are investigating and encourage everyone to participate in order to better understand the distribution of Alyte midwives in Burgundy and to follow the evolution of populations of this protected species.
If the midwife Alyte is present in much of Burgundy, it remains rare in certain areas such as the Saône Plain or the Loire Valley whose nature is not suited to flood species, or even the Puisaye. Moreover, there has been a significant population decline for several decades, like many other species of amphibians closely related to the wetlands in which they breed, undergoing severe changes and rapidly disappearing. The introduction of fish into these environments is also an important reason for their decline.
Accurate knowledge of the sites you host will allow us to ensure that they are maintained.
Where is he hiding and how do you recognize him?
This wonderful little frog with a length of 4-5 cm often lives in contact with humans, in villages and hamlets, and sometimes in the city center! He likes dry and rocky ground: low walls, rubble, rocky areas, boulders, as long as there is a moist environment nearby: a source, a pond, a sink for example, where a male can get off at will. The tadpoles to evolve there. In fact, it is he who takes care of the eggs for several weeks, wrapped in the form of a rope around his hind legs. Discreet, we hear more than we see! Generally without knowing that it is the frog who makes that peculiar song – “tu-tu” – (listen here) which we like to attribute to an insect or a bird! If you are lucky enough to see him, look him in the eye, you will be able to admire his golden eye and notice his vertical and diamond-shaped pupil.
How do you participate in the survey?
It is very simple! Visit www.shna-ofab.fr or directly at this link.
Introduce yourself or create an account if you don’t have one. All you have to do is enter your notes to the obstetrician Alyte. be accurate.
To help validate your data, add photos, videos, or audios.
Did you hear and/or see Alyte’s midwife last March or April, or maybe even years past? There is always time to grab that note. Select the date as closely as possible when entering our site. Every note is important!
Find out more about Alyte accoucheur
Learn more about this survey and about midwife Alytes: Survey page and types sheet.
Natural History Society of Autun Burgundy Zoological Observatory (SHNA-OFAB)
The Natural History Society of Autun (SHNA), an association recognized as being of public interest and accredited for the purposes of environmental protection, is a learned society created in 1886. It works towards the study and conservation of biodiversity in Burgundy. Her majors include zoology, botany, mycology, palaeontology, and geology. Through the Burgundy Wildlife Observatory (OFAB) programme, launched more than 20 years ago, the association is particularly interested in wild animal species. Staff, scientists, and experts carry out inventories, population monitoring, studies, publications, awareness-raising and conservation actions, particularly with the help of volunteers. They also operate a regional wildlife database: Bourgogne Base Fauna (BBF).
The purpose of these actions is to better know the species for better consideration in our environmental and biodiversity conservation policies.