Russell the growling grass frog (AKA Big Russ) is back with a brand-new single, ‘Have you ever heard the cars?’ Inspired by a visit to Jacana Wetlands on the Moonee Ponds Creek, the noisiest site in Melbourne where his threatened species (Litoria raniformis) is known to persist, Russell sings about the challenges of being an…Read More
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Frogs and roads don’t mix (Part 3)
At last – the final installment of this intriguing trilogy! The third reason that frogs and roads don’t mix is that the noise of road traffic (cars, trucks, motorcycles and other vehicles) can make it difficult for frogs to be heard by other frogs. Anyone who has listened to a group of frogs calling at…Read More
Why do flying-foxes like to live in cities?
Flying-foxes are big bats – the biggest in the world! They belong to a group of mammals known as the Megachiroptera (pronounced “megga-kai-roptera”) or megabats. Unlike their smaller cousins (the Microchiroptera or microbats), they like to eat fruit, pollen and nectar rather than insects. Megabats are only found in the southern hemisphere, and they mostly…Read More