Kimihia Kermit is an investigation into the whereabouts, the type and the number of frogs that can be found in North Taranaki. It involved the local schools and community members in an education programme about frog habitats, followed by a community survey to gather information about where anyone has seen or heard a frog in North Taranaki.
This information will be used to target the next stage of the project which is a scientific survey of the frog population, led by Patrick Stewart of Sound Counts. This will include evening surveys to record frog calls and also installing listening devices to digitally record the frogs. We will also be looking for the rare native frog in the Parininihi Forest.
Patrick Stewart, Sound Counts, Wildlife acoustic surveys, Emily Roberts -Taranaki Regional Council, Tiaki te Mauri o Parininihi Trust, Mimi School, Urenui School