This short session will teach you everything you need to know about cane toads, tadpole trapping and more.
Residents of the City of Logan who attend and have a dam/waterbody on their property may be eligible to join our citizen science trial to monitor how well the cane toad tadpole traps work.
We want to introduce you 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 4,000 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.
Cane toads 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 City Council has partnered with Watergum to play our part in reducing cane toad numbers and provide a safer environment for our native species.
Watergum will be running the first Cane Toad info evening on Tuesday 16 November in Kingston. This event will be an information night and traps will be distributed to property owners who live in Logan. For further information please visit watergum.org/canetoads/
Please ensure you are signed in and present by 6.30 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.