Last Saturday afternoon I joined friends Ben and Clare and made the trip out to Main Range National Park for the evening. This was round 2, as Ben and I had previously been there in search for the Red and Yellow Mountain Frog (Philoria kundagungan). This is an impressive but often cryptic species most often heard in boggy areas during the day.
Whilst our early evening search did not yield any of these frogs (third time lucky perhaps!), we did find six other species, all of which were active and calling from creeks at the Goomburra section of Main Range National Park. One of these species was a new find for me, the Eastern Banjo Frog (Limnodynates dumerilii dumerilii). There are many sub-species of the main species distributed from southern QLD, through NSW, Victoria and into the south-eastern portion of South Australia.
Further down the creek we also came across…
and just a few calling Cascade Treefrogs
We had heard several Fleay’s Barred Frogs earlier in the evening however only one made half an effort to call from an un-secluded spot.
As always great times were had on the drive there and back, but we must go camping there soon to see the national park in all its beauty.