Wednesday , July 28 2021

Use a phone app to join SA's big green bill



The hooks, ribs and grunts that are subjected to small reptiles across the state will be pulled into the headlight next week, as part of Australia's largest spree counting.

Researchers invite people to attend Frog ID Week to Sunday, November 18th, using a phone app to record their calls.

The event – part of the Australian Museum FrogID Citizenship Science Program – aims to collect health data at the country's 240 sprouts.

Among those who are particularly interested are Spencer's burrowing frog, native to northern SA, and southern bell frog, who lives in the state's east.

Adelaide Zoo keeper Daniel Saliba will attend the event, which he says is a "fantastic initiative" that helps people engage with the natural environment.

"A citizenship program like this can get much more data in a short period of time than a number of researchers can hope to achieve," says Saliba.

"It sparkles a bit of interest from the children."

The Australian Museum's curator of amphibian and reptile conservation biology, Dr. Jodi Rowley, says the activity will enable researchers to compare annual information that shows how frogs handle, leading to well-founded conservation decisions.

"Frogs are good indicators of the health of the environment, because they are very sensitive to changes on land and in the water," says Dr Rowley.

"Understanding how healthy our frogs also help us to detect threats to biodiversity and the broader impact of change on the ground, other native animals and even for our own communities."

Dorian Langdon, 9, this week, Gibb met the amazing tree frog at Adelaide Zoo and looks forward to participating in the Frog ID Week.

Mom Hayley O & # 39; Reilly says her child will be "ecstatic" to participate.

"They will be very excited and start searching for them and they will probably make too much noise to find something," she says.

Visit www.frogid.net.au for more information.


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