Events

  • April Event Postponed

    In the spirit of the precautionary principle and the interest of social distancing, Frogs Vic’s April event is postponed until further notice.

    We apologise for your certain disappointment, but promise that we are saving Matt Clancy’s talk for a later date, to be announced. We look forward to seeing you all again then!


    Thanks for your continuing support,

    Frogs Vic.

  • Frogs Vic April Event

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to the next Frogs Victoria event:

    Monsoon, mud and mozzies: Modelling the distribution of a range-restricted frog, by Matt Clancy

    Thursday 2nd April 2020

    Elgin Inn 75 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

    From 6 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase).

    Talk starts at 7:30.

    April’s presenter is Matt Clancy, Research Assistant at The University of Melbourne and passionate herpetologist and wildlife photographer. Matt will present “Monsoon, mud and mozzies: Modelling the distribution of a range-restricted frog”.

    Developing models of the distribution and habitat requirements of species is fundamental to conservation planning, especially for species with narrow habitat requirements or restricted distributions. Matt will cover the objectives and outcomes of his honours project studying the Howard Springs Toadlet (Uperoleia daviesae), the first frog to be recognised as threatened in the Northern Territory.

    We are hoping to film the event, so if you can’t make it, we will be posting it to our You Tube channel as soon as we can following the talk.

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on the 2nd of April!

    Thankyou all for your continuing support,

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

    P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for 2020 and would love to see you talk!

  • Frogs Vic AGM Agenda

    Frogs Victoria Society

    Annual General Meeting 2020

    Agenda

    Date: 5th March 2020 7.30pm (AEDT)

    Venue: Elgin Inn, Hawthorn

    1. Confirmation of members attending, apologies
    2. Notification of proxies
    3. President’s report (Lynette Plenderleith)
    4. Treasurer’s report (Lynette Plenderleith)
    5. Confirmation of membership fees
    6. Declaration of offices empty, nomination of Committee members (Officer description notes are at the bottom of our Committee page)
    7. Election of Committee members as necessary (all positions will be declared vacant and elections will take place if there’s more than one nomination).
    8. Potential appointment of Events Secretary or subcommittee
    9. Discussion about changing our end of financial year and therefore date of AGM.
    10. Filming of presentations
    11. Event locations for 2020
    12. 2020 activities
    13. AOB

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    Please join us for our AGM, hear 2019’s reports and share your thoughts and ideas for 2020.

    Please email secretary@frogsvic.org if you would like to nominate yourself or someone else (with their agreement!) for a position. Nominations will also be accepted at the meeting. If you want more information about what’s involved, check out the “Frogs Vic Committee Roles and Responsibilities” document on our Committee page and of course, feel free to drop us a line if we can help.

    If you are a financial member and unable to attend the AGM, you may nominate a proxy for your vote by emailing secretary@frogsvic.org before 6pm on the 5th March.

    All are welcome to attend, but only financial members and pre-nominated proxies may vote.

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on there!

    Thankyou all for your continuing support,

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria


  • New Year Newsletter

    The Frogs Vic New Year Newsletter is now available.

    Read it here!

  • Frogs Vic March Event – AGM and social night

    Happy New Year from Frogs Vic!

    Please come along to our first event of 2020 – Annual General Meeting and social evening.

    Thursday 5th March 2020, From 6 pm – Meeting starts 7:30 pm

    Elgin Inn 75 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

    Please join us for our AGM, hear 2019’s reports and share your thoughts and ideas for 2020. The offices of Treasurer and Ordinary Members are also open. Please email secretary@frogsvic.org if you would like to nominate yourself for a position.

    If you are a financial member and unable to attend the AGM, you may nominate a proxy for your vote by emailing secretary@frogsvic.org before 6pm on the 5th March.

    All are welcome to attend, but only financial members and pre-nominated proxies may vote.

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on the 5th of March!

    Thankyou all for your continuing support,

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

    P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for 2020 and would love to see you talk!

    Frogs Victoria
    Frogs Victoria
  • Missing Frogs Vic?

    The Frogs Are Calling You!


    Are you missing us? Do you feel like the summer’s impossibly long? Are you looking to fill a frog-shaped hole in your life?


    Frogs Vic is helping to run a frog citizen science project in regional Victoria. The Frogs Are Calling You program is open to anyone who lives in, or travels to, northern and western Victoria. By joining the project and recording frog calls, you can help scientists at the Department of Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) who are investigating the impact of water management regimes on frog activity.


    The Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program (WetMAP) was set up by DELWP in 2017 to measure the response of wetland plants and animals to natural water patterns that are supplemented by environmental water entitlements. The authorities that manage waterways can then use this information to make informed decisions about where and when environmental water should be delivered.


    To assist with data collection, citizen scientists are being recruited to help record frog calls in their local area. The Frogs Are Calling You project is easy to join – simply sign up at www.frogscalling.org, download the FrogID app and start recording whenever and wherever you like! The program is a collaboration between Frogs Victoria, DELWP, Australian Museum, Goulburn Broken CMA, North Central CMA and the University of Melbourne.

    Full details at www.frogscalling.org.
    Find The Frogs Are Calling You on social media @frogscalling or email Lynette@frogsvic.org.

    WetMAP scientists at Wallpolla Horseshoe Lagoon frog monitoring site
  • Frogs Vic End of Year Party

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Frogs Victoria end of year celebration:

    Thursday 7th November 2019, From 6 pm

    Elgin Inn 75 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

    Please come and enjoy an evening of frog themed entertainment and no doubt plenty of amphibian-related conversation! Entry is free (food and drink is available for purchase) and all are welcome to attend, including non-members. This will be our last event for 2019, so please join us in celebrating our wonderful Victorian frogs and community.

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on the 7th of November!

    Thankyou all for your continuing support,

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

    P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for 2020 and would love to see you talk!

  • Frogs Vic October Event

    Frogs Vic October event

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to the next Frogs Victoria event:

    Thursday 3rd October 2019

    The Leveson, 46 Leveson St, North Melbourne VIC 3051

    From 6 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase).

    Talk starts at 7:30.

    October’s presenter is Dr. Natalie Calatayud, biological consultant. Natalie Calatayud is a non-native addition to the Australian landscape. Originally from Mexico City, Natalie moved to Australia to obtain her doctorate in Reproductive Physiology and Molecular Biology. Natalie’s work encompasses various aspects of amphibian physiology, ecology, responses to environmental change, and disease. Natalie will present “The A.R.T. of amphibian conservation”, about Assisted Reproductive Technologies and amphibian captive breeding, including how and when should they be applied.

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on the 3rd of October!

    We are hoping to livestream the event, so if you can’t make it, please tune in to our Facebook page from 7:15 pm on the 3rd of October.

    Thankyou all for your continuing support,

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

    Natalie Calatayud

    P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for 2020 and would love to see you talk!

  • Frogs Vic September Event

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to the next Frogs Victoria event:

    Thursday 5th September 2019

    Richmond Union Bowls Club, 2 Gleadell Street, Richmond

    From 6 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase)

    PLEASE NOTE THE LATER START TIME FOR THE TALK

    Talk starts at 8 pm.

    September’s presenter is Gerry Marantelli, who has met more amphibians than people and shares his home, his food and his life with them. His mission has always been to bring people and amphibians closer together. Gerry describes himself as a scientist, activist, educator and naturalist. He will present “Amphropomorphosis: does being amphibians help us understand them better?”

    As placental amphibians we still bear the indelible stamp (heart, lungs, digits and much more) of our ‘lowly’ origin. Look through the eyes of a frog: should conservation be based on human ethics or the raison d’être of amphibian existence?

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on the 5th of September!

    We are hoping to livestream the event, so if you can’t make it, please tune in to our Facebook page.

    Thankyou all for your continuing support,

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

    P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for 2020 and would love to see you talk!

  • Frogs Vic August event

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to the next Frogs Victoria event:

    Thursday 1st August 2019

    The Sporting Globe, 288 Bridge Road, Richmond

    From 6 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase) upstairs – please note that we will not be eligible for the meal specials and have been asked to eat upstairs.

    Talk starts at 7:30.

    August’s presenter is Deon Gilbert, Threatened Species Biologist for Zoos Victoria, specialising in herpetofauna. He will present “How to lose ten years of your life”, his story of a decade in Baw Baw Frog recovery.

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on the 1st of August!

    We are hoping to livestream the event, so if you can’t make it, please tune in to our Facebook page from 7:15 pm on the 1st of August.

    Thankyou all for your continuing support,

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

    P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for October 2019 and would love to see you talk!

  • Frogs Vic July event

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to the next Frogs Victoria event:

    Thursday 4th July 2019

    Richmond Union Bowling Club

    From 6 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase), talk starts at 7:30.

    July’s presenter is Dr. Geoff Heard, Senior Scientist with the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research and accomplished herpetologist and conservation scientist. He will present “From rain-shadow to rainforest: microclimate as a common constraint on chytrid impacts on Australian frogs”, which will examine how the environment shapes chytrid fungus impacts on frog populations that are far flung in space and niche, from the rain-shadow grasslands north of Melbourne, to the rainforests of the Wet Tropics. Despite living in vastly different environments, the capacity of these frogs to survive chytrid epidemics is aided by a common ally – warm microclimates. I will cover the drivers of environmental temperatures in frog habitat, and how knowledge of these drivers may allow us to manage frog populations that are susceptible to chytrid.        

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on the 4th of July!

    We are hoping to livestream the event, so if you can’t make it, please tune in to our Facebook page from 7:15 pm on the 4th of July.

    Thankyou all for your continuing support,

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

    P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for September and October 2019 and would love to see you talk!

  • Frogs Vic June event

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to the next Frogs Victoria event:

    “The good, the bad, and the ugly of frog conservation”

    Thursday 6th June 2019

    Elgin Inn 75 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

    From 6 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase), talk starts at 7:30.

    June’s presenter is Dr. David Hunter. David has been involved in frog research and conservation over the past 25 years. While undertaking his science degree at Latrobe University in Melbourne, he volunteered and worked as an assistant on the Spotted Tree Frog and Baw Baw Frog recovery programs. He then moved to Canberra, where he undertook his Masters and PhD research into the conservation management of Corroboree Frogs and the Booroolong Frog. David has since been working as a Threatened Species Officer for the NSW Government, and currently oversees the management of six threatened frog species in southern NSW.

    Dave will talk about how human perceptions of the value and aesthetics of threatened frogs have influenced conservation efforts for these species.

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on the 6th of June!

    We are hoping to livestream the event, so if you can’t make it, please tune in to our Facebook page from 7:15 pm on the 6th of June.

    Thankyou all for your continuing support,

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

    Sloane’s Froglet (Crinia sloanei) by Dave Hunter
  • May Event Cancelled

    Hi all,

    With apologies we have had to postpone tonight’s event until a later date. Thanks for your continued support and we’ll see you on the 6th of June.

    In good news though, tonight will be excellent for frogs due to our much needed rain! Here’s a pic of a Pobblebonk for inspiration.

    By Nick Clemann
  • Frogs Vic April event

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to the next Frogs Victoria event:

    Thursday 4th April 2019

    RMIT building 80, 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne CBD.

    The room opens at 7 pm, talks start at 7:30.

    Join us from 6 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase), at Captain Melville, 34 Franklin St.

    April’s presenters will be Adam Woods and Stephen Mahony, from the Australian Museum, talking about the FrogID project and Brendan Casey, Research Student at RMIT University who will speak about his research on the bioacoustic monitoring of frogs.

     

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

     

    Hope to see you on the 4th of April!

     

    We are hoping to livestream the event, so if you can’t make it, please tune in to our Facebook page from 7:15 pm on the 4th April. Thankyou for your patience as we try to improve things for our regional members!

     

    Thankyou all for your continuing support,

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

     

    P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for later in 2019 and would love to see you talk!

     

  • Frogs Vic March event

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to the next Frogs Victoria event: 

    “NEROC to now: historic and current distribution of frogs in the middle Yarra catchment”

    David De Angelis

    Thursday 7th March 2019

    Elgin Inn 75 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122

    From 6 pm for dinner and drinks (available for purchase), talk starts at 7:30.

    David De Angelis is a zoological consultant with an interest in frogs and reptiles. David will be talking about frogs historically recorded in the middle Yarra catchment, species still commonly encountered there and a couple that have recently established outside of their natural range.

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, our contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on the 7th of March! Thankyou all for your continuing support,

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

    P.S. We are hoping to livestream the event, so if you can’t make it, please tune in to our Facebook page from 7:15 pm on the 7th March. Thankyou for your patience as we try to improve things for our regional members!

    P.P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for May and June 2019 and would love to see you talk!

     

  • Frogs Vic February Event

    Happy New Year!

    You are invited to the next Frogs Victoria meeting:

    Thursday 7th February 2019

     

     

    Great Northern Hotel 644 Rathdowne St, Carlton North

    From 6 pm for dinner and drinks, talk starts at 7:30.

     

    February’s presenter will be Dr. Dennis Black, zoologist and Aussie wildlife obsessive. Dennis will be regaling personal encounters with frogs he has known from deserts, rainforests and everywhere in between.

     

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, the contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on the 7th of February!

     

    Thankyou all for your continuing support in our inaugural year, we look forward to seeing you at our 2019 events.

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

     

    P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for May and June 2019 and would love to see you talk!

     

  • Frogs Vic November event

    Dear all,

    A big thankyou to all who came to the Frogs Victoria launch! It was wonderful to see your faces and so happy to have such a big turnout. We are grateful for all of your support and looking forward to seeing you at future events.

    Thankyou also to those who couldn’t make it but that sent messages of support and encouragement. The native frogs of Victoria are extremely fortunate to have so many friends!

    You are invited to the next Frogs Victoria meeting:

    Thursday 1st November 2018

    Public House, Richmond (https://publichouse.com.au/)

    From 6 pm for dinner and drinks, talks start at 7:30.

    November’s presenters will be James Frazer from Melbourne Water’s Frog Census and Stephanie Versteegen from Melbourne Museum.

    We are working on streaming the event live, so if you are not able to make it, but keen to watch from afar, please stay tuned for more details.

    Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions via Facebook, the contact page or info@frogsvic.org.

    Hope to see you on the 1st of November!

    Best wishes,

    Frogs Victoria

    P.S. Please get in touch if you have an idea for a presentation. We are looking for speakers for 2019 and would love to see you talk!

     

  • Frogs Vic Launch Party

    It is our great pleasure to invite you to the

    Frogs Victoria Official Launch 

    Please join us for celebrations at Elgin Inn, 75 Burwood Road, Hawthorn from 6pm Thursday 30th August 2018.

    The keynote address by Frogs Victoria Patron Murray Littlejohn will begin at 7:30. Food and drinks will be available for purchase before, during and after in the function room of the hotel. Frogs Victoria is an association for anyone with an interest in Victorian Frogs. We are a network hub for researchers, citizen scientists, enthusiasts and the frog curious. Come and meet other local frog-lovers and discuss what you would like to get out of the group.

     

  • JOIN US FOR OUR LAUNCH EVENT!

    August 2018.

    Details TBD.

    Please subscribe to ensure you don’t miss out!

     

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