My frog research continues. Last time I mentioned that the frogs that sing their cacophony of tck tck tcks outside the back door each evening are from the Geocrinia family, and that I knew there were only half a dozen varieties and only three on the south coast. I have been doing an intrepid David Attenborough impersonation, creeping around, trying to find one of the frogs so I could identify it.
After hours of research, I now know that our frogs are
Geocrinia leai, or Lea's Frog or Ticking Frog. Common as muck in the coastal southwest of WA. I was hoping for the
rare one, Geocrinia lutea or Walpole Frog which is rare as it is only
found in a very tiny area around Walpole. I had visions of a
few that had found their way over to us and imagined the thrill of a
new colony of rare little frogs! Nevertheless, I adore our Lea's frogs,
despite their lack of endangered status ha ha.
Esther who produced marvelous instructional videos for each and every square. This is the most complex one, isn't it pretty!