The deep single call of a Northern Barred Frog (Mixophyes schevilli) is a special excitement for us – further proof that our rehabilitation work is making a positive difference. Last night as we set off with camera and spotlights to try and photograph a Garden Spider, we heard the call and located the Northern Barred with comparative ease. They have a brilliant red eye shine – much brighter than the cane toads that we have been collecting around the property for more than two years. We carry out cane toad patrols on a regular basis through the year however during the wet season we go for an after dinner walk about 3 times a week. Although we have no illusions about being able to eradicate these poisonous pests we are seeing greater numbers of frogs and their associated predators. Our evening strolls with spotlights and bags bring us many unexpected delights – and the Garden Spider is a perfect example. Photos coming soon……..