New Reptile and Frog Brochure Available
Posted on 28 July, 2017 by Asha
Connecting Country’s newest brochure, Reptiles and Frogs of the Mount Alexander Region, is now out in the world! CLICK HERE or on the picture to download a pdf copy. You can grab a hard copy of this brochure by dropping by our offices, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Our local Landcare groups will also soon have copies available to share.
The brochure includes beautiful photos of 8 frogs and 30 reptile species found in the Mount Alexander Region, plus tips for landholders on how you can help our local reptiles and frogs. Some of these tips include creating and improving habitat on your property and on public land by:
- Creating ground-level shelter and food sources by ensuring there are plenty of logs, sticks, rocks, and leaf litter around
- Helping degraded land regenerate by planting indigenous species, excluding grazing, and controlling noxious weeds
- Protecting intact native woodlands and grasslands
- Keeping predators such as foxes, cats, and dogs under control
- Joining your local Landcare or Friends group
- Creating a ‘frog bog’ or retrofitting a dam to provide frog habitat
- Refraining from using herbicides and pesticides when rainfall is predicted, and minimising or avoiding their use near wetlands and waterways
Connecting Country’s Reptile and Frog Monitoring Program is being undertaken with the support of the Ian Potter Foundation.