Frogwatch Update - July 2015

1. The Climate Change Project 

has been kicked off already - 6 weeks earlier than proposed. Monitoring data from weekly monitoring in 2014 at a Weston Park site, done by a CIT student (Tom Harvey), indicated that Crinia parinsignifera had started calling in June in 2014. This data came to our attention at the eleventh hour and within minutes it was decided to move the project start date to Yesterday !! What a joy!! And best of all volunteers were recruited and rosters filled in no time. We actually had many more people interested than we could cater for!! Good thing: there is always more to be done...

A big thumbs up to Will Osborne, as the master mind of our activities, to Woo O'Reilly for much needed support, and to the ACT Climate Change Policy Directorate for the much needed funding!! Frogwatch would also like to thank CSIRO for property access!

Last but not least a very heartfelt THANK YOU to the many volunteers who have sprung to the task virtually overnight     


Frogwatch at Jerrabomberra Wetlands


Thursday, 14 May 2015 - 6:00pm

Friends of Jerrabomberra Wetlands Activities

Thursday 14 May - Frogwatch and spotlight survey, will start from the Wetlands offices at 6pm. Wear warm clothes, good solid shoes or gumboots, and bring a small torch or headlamp. All welcome. This is a great activity to do with older children.


FROGWATCH Citizen science program - Changes

Changes in the FROGWATCH citizen science program: In order to focus as much on the Science as we do on the Citizen we are planning to implement the following changes

1. Reducing the # of FROGWATCH sites from 500 to 100-150 and regarding all remaining sites as key sites

WHY?? – So that all FROGWATCH sites get monitored every year, which will make our data set more consistent and easier to analyse, e.g. doing a comparison between years. Since 2002 the number of FROGWATCH sites has increased every year, with many sites only visited once or twice. This inconsistency creates a lot of “data noise” and makes analysing the data set very difficult. Having less sites, which get visited every year makes the data set more manageable and the coordination of monitoring much easier.


Frogwatch Newsletter - September 2014

Unfortunately, we had to change the date of the first Introduction Seminar from the 09/09 to the 16/09, due to unforeseen circumstances. Very sorry, if this has caused any inconveniences!!

Here a summary for all our events (all 6-8:30 pm):

Introduction Seminar 1: TUE 16/09 Australian National Botanic Garden, Theatrette
Introduction Seminar 2: THU 25/09 Australian National Botanic Garden, Theatrette

Field trip 1: MON 22/09, Duffy

Field trip 2: FRI 26/09, Mulligans Flat


I am in need for 6-8 keen Frogwatcher, interested in helping me with the verification of  frog calls after the Frogwatch Census each year. I need people with a good ear for frog calls and some spare time at hand, especially during October and November. Training will be provided at the Frogwatch Office. Please give me a ring if you are happy to help!!




On another note: here some more information about our fundraising efforts with the 

Entertainment Book:

Free Postage has been extended through to 30th September.  As a result, they have also extended the prize give away.  Any fundraising group who receives a sale through their online order page using the Free Postage will be automatically placed in the draw to win:  Hyatt Hotel Canberra – 1 night’s accommodation in a Park Room including Breakfast and access to the Ambassador Lounge, valued at $450! (in case we win, this will definitely go to one lucky frogwatcher!! 

This prize will be drawn on Friday 19th September so we are given an extended opportunity to get in the draw! order interstate editions as gifts and get it posted for free! See more info:


Frogwatch Seminar


Tuesday, 9 September 2014 - 6:00pm

FrogwatchThe annual ACT & region Frogwatch survey is on again in October 2014.  

Frogwatch will be holding a Frogwatch training seminar for first time Frogwatchers (or those wishing to do a refresher) at Scottsdale Reserve*, on the 9th September, from 6:00- 8:30pm.


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