10/11/23 Twilight Frog survey with David de Angelis: Yellingbo

Notes from: a Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater hosted citizen science event.
With the expertise of ecologist David de Angelis, a fabulous team of Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater citizen science and Youth Reference Group volunteers hit the tracks on a still, warm, 28 deg C evening to survey for frogs in Yellingbo. There had been rain in previous days, so there was plenty of moisture in the ground.
The insect life was abundant, with our torches certainly attracting them! Eight of the eleven species of frogs known to have been historically present in YNCA were recorded: Common Eastern Froglet, Eastern Banjo Frog (Southern sub-species), Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog (a relatively new arrival in YNCA), Peron's Tree Frog, Southern Brown Tree Frog, Spotted Marsh Frog, Striped Marsh Frog and Whistling Tree Frog.
Although our focus was frogs, it was lovely to see a Brushtail Possum, Swamp Wallaby and a gang of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos. Plus, some invertebrates, including a Leopard Slug and our friend the leech - we've become masterful at spotting and removing these before they attach!
What a joy to be in the bush with people who have so much interest and respect for all species in this special part of the world. A special thank you to David for imparting so much of his knowledge to us so willingly. Thank you everyone - a great team effort 🙂

Publicado el 11 de noviembre de 2023 por regnans regnans


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