I found a visitor under a bale of straw in the orchard. Its a Pobblebonk (also known as an Eastern Banjo Frog). This guy was quite big, about the size of my palm. I’ve heard them out the back before but this is the first time I’ve actually seen one. How lovely!

Limnodynastes dumerili - Pobblebonk

Frogs of Australia have sound bytes of their calls click here. You can use these sound bytes to identify the frogs you hear around your yard.

Give it a go.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Michelle on April 4, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Oh wow he is huge!

    P.s. After reading your stawberry post I went out to find mine all dead 😦


  2. It is great to hear frogs again, I know they were there, but during the drought there seemed to be a lot of concern that the frogs were going to be lost forever. I love walking in our local park and listening to the frogs singing to me.


  3. Oh, I love big frogs! I don’t see frogs around here often. Glad you spotted yours!


  4. What a lovely surprise. My husband found a frog when he was digging in our veggi garden once. I had no idea frogs ventured into our backyards. I found a surprise visitor on my pattio this afternoon, except I was not so happy to see the big black hunstman. Will have to get hubbie to relocate him when he gets home. Do you know of a natural spider repellant to spray/plant around the outside of the house?


  5. I love frogs, as does my 2 year old. There seem to be a lot around this year – I keep finding them at mum & dads (in the country). They like to hide in the chinese cabbage leaves.


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