Cane Toad workshops in Tea Gardens

Cane toads are increasingly being reported in the Hunter and MidCoast regions.


MIDCOAST Council is supporting Hunter Local Land Services to deliver two Cane Toad and Native Frog workshops and spotlight nights at Tea Gardens this weekend.

Cane toads are increasingly being reported in the Hunter and MidCoast regions, and these workshops, held intermittently depending on interest, have been organised to ensure the community can help prevent cane toads establishing in the local area.

“Cane Toads pose a major threat to our native fauna,” said Mat Bell, Mid Coast Council’s senior ecologist.

“While we’re still only getting one-off sightings, generally when a toad has stowed away in a vehicle travelling from Queensland or Northern NSW, one toad can lay 35,000 eggs, so we can’t take these sightings lightly.”

The workshops will help the community to be able to tell the difference between native frogs and cane toads, learn about cane toad versus native frog ecology and how to safely and humanely handle cane toads, as well as identifying high risk sites for potential new cane toad incursions and what to do when you think you’ve spotted one.

For those from the Tea Gardens area who would like to take part in a workshop and spotlight walk you can register via this link

This will take place at The Admirals Green Park and surrounds this Saturday 13 February with the workshop running from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, followed by the spotlight walk from 8.30pm to 10pm.

For further information on Cane Toads visit,-weeds-and-diseases/pest-control/pest-species-control/cane-toads.

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