Desert Tree Frog

Desert Tree Frogs call for a mate in floodwater pools in Parachilna Gorge following summer rains.

The Desert Tree Frog (Litoria sp. nov. formerly identified as Litoria rubella) is found in the Northern Flinders Ranges. It lives in the vicinity of rock pools and springs, inhabiting damp vegetation and rock crevices, taking the opportunity to mate after heavy rains. Because of the ephemeral nature of floodwaters in arid lands, the larval stages of the Desert Tree Frog may be as brief as 14 days.

Mexican Poppy

The Mexican Poppy ( Argemone ochroleuca ssp. ochroleuca) is a rapidly colonising annual forb seen in waterways of the Northern Flinders Ranges. Seen here flowering at Aroona Dam Sanctuary in December.