Kissing Frogs at Mulloon Creek

Did you know that frogs are very sensitive to changes in their environment? Or that changes in their populations can reflect changes in aquatic ecosystem health?

These are some of the fascinating facts shared with 40 participants at the recent frog survey training event of Mulloon Creek, along with photos, videos and audio recordings to help identify frogs found in this region.

Anke Maria Hoefer from ACT Frogwatch explained how frogs can be identified by sight and sound and how to use the Frogwatch kits and complete surveys.

Recent rains meant their were many happy frogs singing in the lagoon where the group practiced their new skills. And with half the participants being children, their enthusiasm and delight in the task was infectious!

There were plenty of frogs for everyone to find too – at the water’s edge, in the grass, amongst the reeds, and even up nearby trees. It was a frog bonanza, with a prince for everyone. 

If you would like to help out with future frog surveys at Mulloon Creek, please contact Luke Peel for a Frogwatch kit, via luke@themullooninstitute.org

 

Kissy Kissy! A Peron’s Tree Frog (Litoria peronii) spotted during the recent Frogwatch survey on Mulloon Creek. This is what he sounds like: http://bit.ly/2zmHPOl

Kissy Kissy! A Peron’s Tree Frog (Litoria peronii) spotted during the recent Frogwatch survey on Mulloon Creek. This is what he sounds like: http://bit.ly/2zmHPOl

Can you spot him? A Spotted Grass/Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) lurks in the grass. He sounds like this: http://bit.ly/2ybqgxo

Can you spot him? A Spotted Grass/Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) lurks in the grass. He sounds like this: http://bit.ly/2ybqgxo