My backyard was completely bare 4 years ago, but with the introduction of grass, gardens, shrubs, mulch, water, and a bit of messiness, the frogs have moved in. I have found three species of frogs in my backyard. As frogs are primarily nocturnal, my frog encounters are mostly accidental. During the day, frogs will shelter under rocks and logs, amongst grass or other ground-hugging vegetation, or under objects in damp shady areas.
These delightful little blotched frogs should start calling for a mate as winter draws to an end. Here is an internet page with more information and a link to their call. Keep a listen out for them as the nights begin to warm up in eastern Australia. Frogs Australia Network is an excellent internet site a comprehensive list of Australian frogs and links to information and calls.
As human population increases, pollution and habitat destruction means that frogs and other native wildlife struggle to maintain healthy populations. By creating some frog-friendly areas within your little bit of space, you will not only be able to enjoy having these beautiful creatures around you, but you can feel genuine satisfaction that you are making a positive difference.