Friends of Merri Creek have a frog familiarisation walk and talk in Moomba Park.
And this comes with the news that Growling Grass Frogs have been identified in Fawknwer. Whoo hoo!
When: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 6:30 PM
Where: Moomba Park Reserve, Fawkner,
Join MCMC’s Waterwatch Coordinator for a walk and talk, froggy activities, learn to recognise different frog calls and help collect important data for the frog census.
Families are most welcome. The event involves walking, at times in the rain, so please bring weather appropriate clothing for the event. (Frogs love rain so don’t be put off by a rainy evening, this event will still go ahead.)
Bookings are essential!
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/152499339517014/
The Growling Grass Frog is listed by the Federal Environment Department as Vulnerable under the Federal EPBC Act. It is also listed by the IUCN as Endangered (Global Status: IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: 2019.2 list), and in Victoria Listed as Endangered (Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria: 2013 list).
The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) have a Growling Grass Frog Masterplan to encourage sustainable species populations in the Melbourne growth corridors.
The Growling Grass Frog is one of 36 threatened species that either inhabits or visits Moreland municipality.
The Growling Grass Frog even had representation at the UN Climate Conference COP25 held in Madrid in December 2019.