Frogs in East Gippsland moved to urban areas after the 2019/20 bushfires because much of their usual habitat was burnt. Various species have been seeking refuge in backyards, where there is food and unburnt vegetation. You may have heard of bee hotels, but scientists in Gippsland are now encouraging residents to construct frog hotels. The ‘hotels’ can be constructed using pipes and provide shelter for frogs which provides a suitable, temporary alternative to their natural habitat.

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