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Our field cameras melted in the bushfires. When we opened them, the results were startling

Source: theconversation.com

In late summer, male northern corroboree frogs call for a female mate. It’s a good time to survey their numbers: simply call out “Hey, frog!” in a low, deep voice and the males call back.

This year, the survey was vital. Bushfires had torn through the habitat of the critically endangered species. We urgently needed to know how many survived.

In late February we trekked into Kosciuszko National Park, through a landscape left charred by the ferocious Dunns Road fire. MORE

Header image: Northern corroboree frog on burnt moss after the fires. Credit: Ben Scheele.