Friday, December 5, 2014

Frogs after the rain on the Downs

Finally, we have had some rain at our Patch and don't the frogs love it!  The end of this week we have had 27mls of rain, which is not enough to put any water in our dry creek, but enough to add a green tinge to the bushland grass.  We took a walk at night to see how many frogs we could see and the ones listed below were seen within an hour of walking around our patch.  We were expecting to see more species than what we did, but it was still a great result.  B & J

Common Green Tree Frog,
Bleating Tree Frog
Eastern Sedge Frog
Broad-palmed Rocket Frog
Ornate Burrowing Frog
Spotted Marshfrog
Striped Marshfrog (no photo)
Eastern Sedge Frog
Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk Frog

Common Green Tree Frog 05/12/14

Bleating Tree Frog 05/12/14
Spotted Marsh Frog



Ornate Burrowing Frog 05/12/14

Ornate Burrowing Frog

Broad-palmed Rocket Frog 05/12/14
Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk Frog 05/12/14

Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk Frog showing off how it got it's name ( and playing dead at the same time!)

Eastern Sedge Frog at Jarowair 05/12/14

Common Green Tree Frog 05/12/14

Scarlet-sided Pobblebonk Frog 05/12/14

2 comments:

  1. I would be rapt to see as many frogs as that in one evening. Frogs are supposed to be a good indicator of a healthy environment. :-)

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  2. Yes, I would be rapt too! What a great place, you are very lucky!

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