Frog Census App Update    

This citizen science app is transforming how the annual Frog Census is taken. This Spring, 637 reports were lodged over four months. This compares to 250 reports for all of the previous year.

The reports via the app have also helped find rare frogs:

• Endangered Growling Grass Frogs (Litoria raniformis) are being reported on the app, including from constructed wetlands (Species info: https://frogs.org.au/frogs/species/Litoria/raniformis/ )
• The first reports of Red-groined Froglets (Paracrinia haswelli) in 8 years for Greater Melbourne. Made via the app on the Mornington Peninsula (Species info: https://frogs.org.au/frogs/species/Paracrinia/haswelli/ )
• The first reports of Common Spadefoot Toad (Neobatrachus sudelli) in 5 years for Greater Melbourne. (Species info: https://frogs.org.au/frogs/species/Neobatrachus/sudelli/ ).
• New populations of the introduced Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (Litoria fallax)have been reported. These are an accidental introduction from Northern NSW / QLD, often known as ‘banana box frogs’ (Species info: https://frogs.org.au/frogs/species/Litoria/fallax/)
• The first record of a frog in Docklands – a Southern Brown Tree Frog (Litoria ewingii), a common species but unexpected!

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For more information, please call on 1300 366 796 or alternatively email here.

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