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Frog Survey at LWR100: Little Whiskers Rd, River Site

5 species confirmed

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Identification history

Limnodynastes tasmaniensis 6 - 20 16 Dec 2020 AnkeMaria
Crinia parinsignifera 6 - 20 16 Dec 2020 AnkeMaria
Uperoleia laevigata 1 - 5 16 Dec 2020 AnkeMaria
Litoria peronii 1 - 5 16 Dec 2020 AnkeMaria
Crinia signifera 1 - 5 16 Dec 2020 AnkeMaria

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Author's notes

River site. Hard to estimate vertical drop. Water turbid with visibility <10cm Bank collapse after August flood.


AnkeMaria wrote:
   16 Dec 2020
all frogs apart from the Crinia signifera sound further away- is there a pond nearby?? or are they in another part of the river?? That must be an awesome site as there are 7+ species calling
   18 Dec 2020
Yes, when I did recordings a few years back near the Briars Sharrow bridge I found that there were no frogs in the river itself but were in wet areas of the paddock. Didn't go in as it's private property and I don't know the owner.
Since the millennial drought broke the water has been really muddy (no explanation from the council) and I have recorded only a couple of individuals and a couple of spp in the recording area of the river. used to be absolutely packed with them. Could barely hear the other frogs because of the C parinsignifera around my feet. So sad.
And now I have a snake visiting the pond!

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  • 11 Air Temperature
  • 20 Water Temperature
  • 0.60 Area of exposed soil (Min in Meters)
  • 10 Area of exposed soil (Max in Metres)
  • Cloudy (broken) or overcast Sky
  • Light wind - wind felt on face, leaves rustle Wind
  • Deep (>30cm) Water Depth
  • Pond Nearly Full Overall Pond Level
  • Slow Water Flow
  • 50 - 75cm down Vertical Drop
  • just localized Emergent Aquatic Veg
  • Yes, covering <50% of edge Fringe/Edge Vegetation
  • Yes, providing <10% shade of pond Pond area shaded by trees
  • No evidence of mowing Mowing
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