The rains are here and the frogs are calling. Listen in, as Ramit Singal lets us in on a few surprises
The monsoons herald a symphony in our forests. Pictured here, an Amboli Bush Frog calling loudly to attract a mate. Photograph: Shreeram MV
Most of the time, frogs are heard more often than they’re seen. Other frogs rely on these calls to identify them. So do frog researchers. In this podcast, we speak to Ramit Singal, recorder of frog calls, to find out how and why frogs make calls, when we’re most likely to hear them, and what they even mean anyway.
Amrita Gupta is a journalist based in Bangalore. Her work has appeared in Time Out Bangalore, Mint Lounge, BBC Good Food India and Hindustan Times, among other publications. She is the Associate Editor at Nature inFocus, and the founder of Food Radio Project, a soon-to-launch podcast series on the nexus between food, agriculture and the environment in India. She tweets as @rainb0wt00 and posts as @sunshower123 on Instagram.