BRIGHAM CITY -- "Feel free to grab anything that moves. If you realize that you've grabbed a spider, feel free to drop it!"
Ranger Katie McVey gives a group of Top of Utah teens their instructions one morning as we cross the parking lot at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. We find ourselves standing in a drainage pond crawling with frogs, macro-invertebrates and spiders the size of my thumb.
Our objective was to grab and analyze 80 or so Western chorus frogs.