First Friends of Dandenong Creek (FFDC) is pleased to invite you to a presentation by David De Angelis from LaTrobe University /Abzeco (Applied Botany, Zoology & Ecological Consulting).
David has extensive field experience working with frogs such as the Growling Grass Frog (see image), and will provide information and tips on observing native frogs, and other related information.
The presentation will be held in Room 4 of the Maroondah Federation Estate, 32 Greenwood Ave, Ringwood, 3134. Start time is 8:00 pm on Thursday 12th April. The Presentation will be preceded by a short FFDC Committee meeting starting at 7:30 pm.
Please RSVP to ffdc1999 at gmail .com if you are coming along.
Growling Grass Frog
(Litoria raniformis).Photo by Geoff Heard, University of Melbourne.
David has a Bachelor of Biological Science with Honours from La Trobe University. He has experience in flora and fauna survey, bushland management and education through involvement with the Mullum Mullum Festival, La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria and the Field Naturalist Society of La Trobe University.
While with Abzeco, David has worked on a range of restoration projects and written several reports on land management, flora and fauna survey and Biodiveristy Assessments. He is particularly interested in the conservation management of reptiles and frogs, having surveyed for several threatened species including the Growling Grass Frog, Southern Toadlet, Striped Legless Lizard, Hooded Scaly-foot, Grassland Earless Dragon and Swamp Skink.
Much of David’s targeted fieldwork has been based in the Mallee and East Gippsland, and he has experience with a range of fauna monitoring techniques including radio tracking, camera trapping and mark-recapture.