LEARN ABOUT FROGS AND SAVE AUSTRALIA! Free | frogid.net.au The latest in citizen science comes in the form of the FrogID app, an initiative designed to help count and locate the amount of frogs residing in Australia by focusing on each user’s local amphibians. As the app’s website suggests, “frogs are a sign of a healthy environment, but around Australia frogs are declining and many are endangered”.
Once you’ve registered an account, you can record the local frog calls in your area and submit them to the national frog count. Eventually, they’ll be identified by Audio DNA experts from the Australian Museum and you’ll get to know which little frogs live in your area, but more importantly, these experts will be able to get a much better understanding of environmental trends such as the spread of the pestilent cane toads or the flourishing of the striped marsh frog.
As motivation to use the app, you’ll also be given access to an ‘explore’ tab that offers up plenty of detailed and interesting info on all the frog species that people have located so far. Ribbit!