Lee Point, NT
- Departs from:
Darwin YHA - 52 Mitchell Street Darwin 800 NT
ph:+618 8981 3206
- Departure time:
- 7pm on site
Cane toads (B.marinus), were introduced into QLD in 1935 to control Cane beetles that were destroying sugarcane crops. Cane Toads failed to control the cane beetles, and became a major pest in our precious and unique environment. Cane toads can harm native wildlife by eating small animals and poisoning larger predators that try to eat them. Household pets are also at risk from poisoning.
The dreaded Cane toad is now found in Darwin and right across the Top End of Australia and has a depressing impact on our urban and rural areas, killing our native fauna species
Conservation Volunteers in partnership with the proactive Frogwatch/Biowatch organisation, will not only assist in the control of the toad, but also provide you with helpful advice on how to ‘toad-proof’ your yard, and let you know of other interesting toady facts! Frogwatch believe that by reducing numbers to a very low level during the dry season, and incorporating other control techniques such as setting tadpole traps - that we will be able to have a large impact on the toad population in the Top End.
Don’t know what a toad looks like? Don’t worry, as part of joining this project our CVA Team Leader and Frogwatch members will help you to identify them, by sound and by looks!
These toadbusting evenings will be held at various hot spot breeding locations across the Darwin region on a weekly basis.
Volunteers that want to join this project can meet at the office for a short information session on the Toads at 6:30pm. Otherwise, if you're already confident with your Toad ID feel free simply to meet us on site at 7:00pm. Contact the office to find out the weekly location.
Please bring a head torch or hand-held torch if you have one.
***Please note we can now take large bookings of up to 20-25 people for our toadbusts. If you have a group interested please contact the office directly for more information. Bookings are still required.***
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