Frogs are amphibians. They start life as fish-like tadpoles, but eventually they grow legs, lose their tail, and start breathing air.
They are sensitive to pollution in their environment. As such, they make a good indicator species. Monitoring their numbers is an easy way to monitor water quality.
In Bayside, there are only three good breeding locations:
- a small wetland on Sandringham Golf Course
- Tulip Street Pond near the Sandringham Leisure Centre
- Pobbleponk Park in George St, Sandringham
There are a few other places where frogs may breed in Bayside in favourable years, such as the wetland off Avoca St, Highett.
Species found in Bayside
- Eastern Banjo Frog
- Spotted Marsh Frog
- Striped Marsh Frog
- Eastern Common Froglet
- Southern Brown Tree Frog
- Peron’s Tree Frog (rare)
- Creating Frog Friendly Habitat a brochure from Melbourne Water
- Frogs of Victoria a website with excellent overview of frog species that may be found in Victoria
- Recommended Books