Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Reptiles & Frogs

Roma, Hector and Isabelle helping to set up their tiles in Sutton Grange

In 2016, Connecting Country established 48 reptile and frog monitoring sites across the Mount Alexander region. With help from landholders, Landcare groups, and other volunteers, sites were set up in three different habitat types: intact woodland, revegetated woodland, and grasslands/paddocks. Each site consists of ten ceramic roof tiles arranged in a grid, including two joined tiles to encourage larger species. The tiles provide artificial habitat for ground-dwelling reptiles and frogs, and double as a monitoring tool to determine which species are present in an area.

The tiles have been monitored once by Connecting Country with the help of volunteers. Along with observations made by community members, this data will help us to build a picture of the distribution of reptile and frog species in our area and whether conservation efforts are having a positive effect on populations.

CLICK HERE to download a pdf of the new Reptiles and Frogs of the Mount Alexander Region brochure.

Click on the link below to view our Reptile and Frog Resources page.

If you have any questions or interesting observations of reptiles and frogs in the Mount Alexander region, please contact Asha at (03) 5472 1594 or

Reptile & Frog Resources

Links to handy guides, apps, books and websites