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Human activity is causing frogs to breed earlier and for longer. What does this mean for the future of frogs?
Sydney, it’s your time to shine, because this beautiful little frog has made its choice. Found nowhere else on Earth except a tiny pocket in the Sydney Basin, the red-crowned toadlet (Pseudophryne australis) is a rare sight to see, so it’s worth knowing what to look (and hear) for.
The most detailed maps of Australia’s frogs have now been produced and are open access for frog research and conservation.
Last winter, thousands of dead and dying frogs were found across Australia. Instead of hunkering down and out of sight, frogs were spotted during the day in the open, on footpaths, highways and doorsteps – often in the blazing sun.
Everything about the nursery frog is adorable. This tiny frog, which is barely more than a few centimetres long, is named for the fastidious care it gives to its offspring.