Project Description

After discovering some Peron’s Tree Frogs in our backyard during renovations, we quickly built a small pond (1.5 x 1m only) and put them in. Disappointingly, within 24 hours they had left.  However, some weeks later we spotted tadpoles swimming around.  Success!  Over the past couple of years we seem to have cultivated a thriving local population.  During Nov 2020, I spent many evenings in the dark by the pond taking photos and video, as well as recording their calls for submission via a mobile app to the Australian Museum’s national FrogID research programme (www.frogid.net.au).  I could hear the same frogs calling several gardens away…all looking for a mate.  I enjoyed observing these frogs and the night-time photography experience.

Peron’s Tree Frog – perching comfortably on a vine over the pond…between mating calls.

Peron’s Tree Frog – making very loud mating calls that can be heard 50m away.

Peron’s Tree Frogs – in a friendly hug? Most likely not.

Peron’s Tree Frogs

Peron’s Tree Frogs – mating in our backyard pond.

Peron’s Tree Frog – at home in our backyard pond.

Peron’s Tree Frogs – sitting on broad clivia leaves.

Peron’s Tree Frogs – sitting on a broad clivia leaf.

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