In the last month, I have done quite a few reconnaissance night walks in preparation to launch them as a weekly Let’s Go Buggin – Night Walk Tour. I have found some great little bug-hubs and become really familiar with the species likely to make appearances, so this blog will feature some of the critters I have been seeing on these research walks.
Dwarf Tree Frogs (Litoria bi-colour OR Litoria fallax)
One of the most commonly seen frogs on the tour are the adorable Dwarf Tree Frogs. There are actually two species that are seen, the Dwarf Eastern Tree Frog (Litoria fallax) and the Northern Sedge Frog (Litoria bi-colour). Both species can be mostly green OR gold, or variations of both colours. They are almost identical and it is almost impossible to tell them apart. So, we just call then Dwarf Tree Frogs (fallax/bicolor complex). These gorgeous frogs are in big numbers and have a very cute croak to boot. We will often see the males with their throat sacks expanded. They are pretty relaxed and you can get in really close to get some pics.