Not just a Toad Day Out

Join the fight against the invasion of pest species in the Wet Tropics by hopping down to the Not just a Toad Day Out community event on Sunday 24 March!

Sunday 24 March 2013

8:30am - 12pm at Smithfield Library, 70 Cheviot Street, Smithfield Cairns

Earth Hour = Cane Toad Hunt

Turn off your lights during Earth Hour (8:30 - 9:30pm Saturday 23 March), grab a torch and go out toad hunting.

Not just a Toad Day Out community event

Bring your captured toads, live and unharmed, to Smithfield Library the following morning.

Please also bring along with the smallest / yellowest ant you can find in your yard (kill it with knock-down spray and place it in a small plastic container). All toad and ant collectors will receive a small gift and be entered in our random prize draw!

Enjoy live entertainment, music, and cane toad racing from the Doyle Family Fun Show and have a close encounter with native animals with Zoo to You. Download more information about Not just a Toad Day Out and tips on safe toad and ant collecting.

Biosecurity Threat to the Wet Tropics

Electric and yellow crazy ants are among the world's 100 most invasive species, and are collectively known as tramp ants because of their tendency to hitch a ride with people and spread rapidly.

In the areas they colonise, they completely replace native ants and other insects, reducing biodiversity, disrupting ecological processes, and and are thought to decrease agricultural productivity. They can also harm humans, pets, and livestock. Tramp ants pose a serious threat to the biodiversity, lifestyle, and tourism industries of the Wet Tropics. We need your help to stamp out tramp ants!

Suspected sightings of tramp ants should be reported to Biosecurity Queensland on 13 25 23 or contact Conservation Volunteers to arrange a visit to your property on 0428 828 927.

Learn more about the Stamp Out Tramp Ant Project 

Download the Stamp Out Tramp Ants Factsheet

Download the Not just a Toad Day Out Community Event Poster

Download tips on safe toad and ant collecting

Download the media release: Volunteers monitoring tramp ants in the Wet Tropics

Not just a Toad Day Out

Published: 19th Mar 2013

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