Bring the family along to learn about these pests and their impact on native wildlife and compete for prizes!
Participants will be introduced to a revolutionary new method of cane toad control that uses the toad’s own toxins against them. Lures made from toxic cane toad glands tempt tadpoles into traps that can catch upwards of 4000 in one go!
In 1935, 102 cane toads were brought to Queensland in an attempt to control cane beetles which were decimating crops. The toads proved completely ineffective at controlling cane beetles but their enormous appetites and staggering breeding capabilities (females cane produce up to 70,000 eggs a year!) meant they quickly monopolised habitat and food resources to the detriment of native species. They are now well established in 4 states and their numbers exceed 2 billion.
Cane toads present a serious threat to native species and to pets and it is important that we band together as a community and start impacting cane toads before they spread any further.
Logan has partnered up with Watergum so we can play our part in reducing cane toad numbers and provide a safer environment for our native species. Come along to make a difference!
Please bring a bucket (ideally with a lid), enclosed shoes, rubber gloves, torch, and if you have one/want one, a litter picker.
The event will be outdoors after dark so dress for the conditions and be aware of your surroundings. Very young children may not be suited to the activities.
Please ensure you are signed in and present by 5.30 pm.
Ages: Family friendly
The workshop is delivered by Watergum as part of the City of Logan’s Environmental Events and Activities Program and citizen science initiatives.
Please visit logan.qld.gov.au/environmentalevents for a complete listing of all environmental events and activities run by Logan City Council.
Due to COVID-19, for the safety of event attendees, if you fall into any of the below categories please do not attend the event if :
Please maintain 1.5 metres physical distancing during the event.