The Green and Gold Bell Frog is listed as endangered in NSW. This frog was once a common siting in backyards and dams. Currently, there are approximately 40-50 sites (small populations) where the frog is known across coastal NSW. A number of factors have led to the decline in numbers including habitat loss, disease, introduced fish species and the cane toad.
The Green and Gold Bell Frog inhabit marshes, dams and slow-moving streams. To successfully colonise they need a waterbody for breeding, plants and foliage for foraging, rocks and logs for refuge and connectivity between these different habitats. The ideal habitat would consist of a waterbody that is unshaded and free of predatory fish such as the introduced Plague Minnow, native grasslands nearby and plenty of rock and timber structure.
The Green and Gold Bell frog was once common in backyards along coastal NSW so why not create a frog habitat in your garden or farm and you might be lucky enough to attract a few of these beauties to your doorstep.
Contact Hastings Landcare for more information- 02 6586 4465
Green & Gold Bell Frog Best practices Guidelines – https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/resources/threatenedspecies/08510tsdsgreengoldbfbpg.pdf