This frog hiatus idea is not really working is it ?
Since I first thought I heard him calling in the rain two months ago, I’ve made a few attempts to simulate a tropical downpour (stop laughing!!). But you can’t fool a frog, especially when he comes from the precipitous North. Only a genuine tropical downpour will do. And finally, last night, following a week of oppressively hot and humid days, we had a spectacular thunderstorm followed by heavy rain.
His call was hard to distinguish from the calls of SIX other species, but I was pretty sure it was him. So out into the rain I went, and now I have it … a confirmed sighting of a Dainty Tree Frog, also known as a Banana Frog for its habit of stowing away in boxes of bananas transported south from Queensland. This apparently happens so often that there is a Lost Frogs Home set up to rescue shivering frogs who have been accidentally relocated South.
So … I’m thinking that SEVEN species of frogs in one pond is probably the maximum that I could reasonably expect ???