Amphibian escapades planned for next Crocworld Conservation Centre Frogging Evening

Anyone looking for an evening of nature-based edutainment should sign up for Crocworld Conservation Centre’s upcoming Frogging Evening, taking place on Saturday 22 February 2020. This forms part of the Scottburgh-based conservation centre’s 2020 programme of wildlife activities which will educate and entertain audiences.

“For the Frogging Evenings, we identify nearby habitats that will showcase the interesting local frog species, as well as the vibrant nocturnal bird and wildlife,” explained Martin Rodrigues, Centre Manager of Crocworld. “Through this informative nature programme, we hope to engage resident interest in the natural local habitats as a way to encourage preservation and respect for the environment.”

The Crocworld team will start the Frogging Evening with a presentation on the various regional frogs with frog calls played to introduce participants to the sounds. There will then be a walk around Crocworld Conservation Centre and a viewing of the crocodile feeding before heading to the frogging site.

Participants who have attended the two previous frogging evenings have been treated to sightings of frogs that include the Painted Reed Frog, Tinker Reed Frog, Greater Leaf Folding Frog, Natal Tree Frog, Water Lily Frog, Guttural Toad, Bubbling Kassina, and Snoring Puddle Frog, to name a few.

The Crocworld Conservation Centre Frogging Evening will cost R80 per adult and R50 per child under 12 years, limited to 50 people. Payment can be made on the day or via EFT. Banking details are available on request. Anyone wanting to participate must meet at Crocworld Conservation Centre on 6pm once the welcoming, presentation and crocodile feeding is concluded we then depart for the frogging site at 7pm. Participants will need transport to the site, and will need to wear old clothes and gum boots, with headlamps and torches. The Curio Shop will be open to purchase snacks and refreshments before heading out. The Frogging Evening is expected to end at 9pm.

To secure your booking please contact, call the Crocworld Conservation Centre on 039 976 1103. There are limited places available, a confirmed booking will secure your place. Alternatively, contact Martin Rodrigues via email mrodrigues@cbl.co.za or call 078 484 1859 or Reptile Curator, James Wittstock on jwittstock@cbl.co.za or call 066 292 0880.