This is the month for frog spotting
Community assistance is needed to find out where our frogs are living, in and around the Mary River catchment (from Maleny to Hervey Bay and west to Conondale and Kilkivan) and coastal areas from Peregian to Burrum Heads and Fraser Island (K’Gari).
Frogs are a vital component of ecosystems and are easily affected by changes in the air, water and land: they are good indicators of the environmental health of our region! But they are in trouble world-wide due to habitat loss, pollution and disease. We can ALL help them if we know where they live!
If you live in:
Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Noosa, Gympie and Fraser Coast Council regions, get involved in community frog monitoring in February 2018. Collect data to help improve the plight of frogs through awareness and thoughtful management.
Step into your own outdoor adventure!
You don’t need to be able to identify frogs, just record your observations, take photos and/or record their calls. Send to the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee. – we help with identification.
Just recently the Australian Museum has launched their new Frog ID App which is an excellent tool to help with frog identification, including comparing frog calls.
A Frog Finders Guide and data sheets can be downloaded from the MRCCC website or by calling the MRCCC office. The website contains instructions, useful frog information, images and upcoming workshop dates.
All records will be stored in the WildNet database (Queensland Government) where is can be accessed by researchers, environmental planners and anyone who is interested in frog business.
A copy of the Queensland Museum Pocket Guide ‘Frogs of South-East Queensland’ is available to the first 200 frog finders.
Find out more: call 5482 4766 or visit: http://mrccc.org.au/find-a-frog-in-february-citizen-science/