Our Story So Far…

Frog Bog Incursion. Creating a healthy sustainable frog bog habitat. Study re importance of aquatic macro invertebrates. On sight evaluation, proposed frog bog plan.

Buxton Primary participated in a fabulous interactive incursion with Andrew Stocker from La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary on Tuesday the 26th August. We joined in activities to develop understandings of what is a healthy frog bog ecosystem and created designs for future works to create a healthy frog bog habitat in the newly created dry creek bed in our Land for Wildlife area. Students learnt how to build a frog bog and what important features of a healthy habitat we need to work on. Students Investigated different animals found in the Frog Bog, collecting water samples and investing aquatic macro invertebrates using microscopes and digital technology. A frog choir was formed with students making different frog species sounds, the combination of noises inspired frogs in the local habitat to join in. The day concluded with identifying the good features that already existed in the frog bog area and developing a plan of future works that will help build onto what is already there to create a growing healthy frog bog habitat. Wednesday 27th a plant-out in the frog bog area with sedges, semi aquatic plants and terrestrial plants to create habitat and form a swale for the water flow. (Aquatic plants future planting) Thursday 28th create seeding for aquatic invertebrates across the frog bog. Future Frog Bog habitat creation activities with works for placing a range of rocks and logs in and around the frog bog. Future monitoring of the frog bog.