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Find a Frog in February

9 February, 2018

Calling all frog lovers! The Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC) needs help to find out where frogs are living in the Fraser Coast and Cooloola regions.  

Frogs are a vital component of ecosystems and are easily affected by changes in the air, water and land; they are good indicators of environmental health but they are in trouble world-wide due to habitat loss, pollution and disease. 

Fraser Coast Environment Councillor David Lewis said Council was supporting MRCCC’s Find a Frog in February campaign to collect data that will help improve the plight of frogs. 

“The first 200 people who submit photos to MRCCC via email will get a copy of the Queensland Museum Pocket Guides titled Frogs of South-East Queensland,” Cr Lewis said. 

The Mary River Catchment includes areas from Maleny to Hervey Bay, west to Conondale and Kilkivan, and coastal areas from Peregian to Burrum Heads and Fraser Island (K’Gari).

You don’t need to be able to identify frogs, just record your observations and take photos and/or record their calls. 

Use the Record Sheet that is available through the MRCCC’s Find a Frog in February website by clicking here or call the office on 5482 4766. 

The website contains instructions, information and workshop dates. All records will be stored in the Queensland Government’s WildNet database where it can be accessed by researchers, environmental planners and anyone interested in frog business. 

For more information email MRCCC at findafrog@mrccc.org.au