Hop to CREEC and help find frogs

Moreton Bay Regional Council is encouraging residents to leap into action and learn more about the app dubbed “Shazam for frogs” this February for the first ever national frog count.


Council will host a special session at the Caboolture Region Environment and Education Centre (CREEC) on Sunday, February 4 with the developers of FrogID, an app that records and maps frog calls, to help residents count the number of frogs in Moreton Bay.


Lifestyle and Amenity Spokesperson Councillor Matt Constance said kicking off at 5pm, the developers of FrogID will talk about the project and the app, which captures sounds to help locate populations of the country’s 240-plus frog species.


“You’ll get a practical demonstration of how to use FrogID and also walk down to Burpengary Creek where you can use the app yourself and see if you can capture the sound of local frog species, including the rare Giant Barred Frog,” Cr Constance said.


Division 12 Councillor Adrian Raedel said information collected by residents will help match calls to weather patterns and habitat, and give scientists a better understanding of how different frog species are responding to a changing environment.


Data obtained through FrogID will also help experts track pest cane toad populations.


“The Wildlife Preservation Society Queensland will also be on hand to chat about local frogs and wildlife,” Cr Raedel said.


Bookings are essential and can be made online.


“Places are limited, so hop to it!”


The event is suitable for residents aged 10-years and older.


CREEC is located at 150 Rowley Road, Burpengary.


To book your place, or for more information on the Find a Frog in February at CREEC head to http://news.frogid.net.au/find_a_frog_in_feb_moreton_bay.


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