On the very hot evening of 24 January, 17 participants kept cool in the lovely Bargoonga Nganjin Library in North Fitzroy to learn about local frog species and populations. Merri Creek Management Committee’s Waterwatch Coordinator, Julia Cirillo, and frog researchers, Naomi and Nicholas from Canine Ecological, gave presentations on the different types of local frogs. Participants met a live Spotted Marsh Frog, learned how to identify frogs by their calls using Melbourne Water's Frog Census app, and how to build a frog bog at their own homes. Canine Ecological showed how their dogs had been trained to sniff out various fauna species, including frogs and quolls.
If your group or community is interested in a similar presentation, please contact us. We may be able to help, especially if you are located in the City of Darebin, Moreland, Whittlesea or Yarra.