David Pont is organising Bangalow’s first cane toad muster.
David Pont is organising Bangalow’s first cane toad muster.

Hunt is on for cane toads

Bangalow’s first cane toad muster is on next Wednesday (December 1).


"Everyone is welcome to come along from 7pm until 9.30 pm and we will meet at the Bangalow Pool,” David Pont from Bangalow Land and Rivercare Group said.


David has been surveying areas around Bangalow to find out where the toads are and is encouraging any residents of Bangalow who know where there are large populations of toads to contact Bangalow Landcare at bangalowlandcare@gmail.com or phone him on 0439622231.


Wendy Gibney will be helping out at the muster and giving a short talk about toads and frogs before the muster starts.


Wendy is working on invasive species control for Byron Shire Council’s Bush Futures Project, which has been funded by the New South Wales Government Environmental Trust.


“We encourage everyone who is interested in frogs to come along to learn how to identify them, how to help improve frog habitat and at the same time learn what to do to help limit the spread of toads,” Mrs Gibney said.


Bangalow Rivercare hopes this muster will be the first of many.


Volunteers are requested to bring along a torch and to wear long sleeves, long pants and covered shoes.


All children must be accompanied by an adult.


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