a sure sign of a healthy environment is frogs
our farm hosts at least four frogs that i can identify
our windows at night are scattered with brown tree frogs (above)
taking advantage of the house lights attracting bugs
the bats and owls do too if the strange window thuds are anything to go by
its one of the reasons we don't use sprays for spiders on our windows
in the dam and woodlands, even my front garden
are green and gold frogs (below)
"vulnerable" listed in Tasmania
maybe because our chooks like to snack on them
we have the strange banjo frog also known as a "pobblebonk"
with its "bonk bonk" noise from under the large clumps of grass
and a common froglet often seen in the puddles down the driveway
the best way to identify frogs is by their call
Parks and Wildlife have recordings of all the frog noises
so you can listen at night and play guess that frog !
lets hope the frog fungus doesn't take off in Tasmania
because with all the other things we do to frog habitats
there is only so much a species can take !