Tree Frog & Cane Toad Heaven in Katherine Northern
Having removed 109 Cane Toads from the yard the
other night, and seeing the fishpond over run by Cane Toads
every night, I see no hope for the Green Tree Frog in keeping up
its breeding patterns unless they get a hand from humans. (See
more on the Cane toad here)
This year we have set up a tree frog breeding
pond in an old bathtub, supported in an old table frame off the
ground. And two frogs out in the old chook yard water tank (not
sure if they are old enough to breed).
We also have another kids wading pool (sorry
kids) that will be put on Bessa blocks to decrease opportunities
for cane toads and hopefully increase the likelihood of a few
The idea is to not allow cane toads into the
water where the tree frogs will be breeding.
There are already guppies in the water to combat
any mosquito larvae & if all goes well , these will not
interfere with the tadpoles.