Southern bell frog recorded in great numbers

In ribbeting news, Saving our Species conservation biologists have recorded hundreds of endangered southern bell frogs croaking in chorus in south west NSW.

Male southern bell frog (Litoria raniformis)

Recent survey results indicate that this green and bronze amphibian, one of Australia’s largest frog species, has thrived over summer with carefully managed environmental water flows and coordination with local farmers and landholders.

The Saving our Species southern bell frog project works with many landholders, the Environmental Water and Floodplains team, and NPWS to deliver water to priority wetlands that helps these frogs survive dry periods and breed over summer.