Happy as a frog in a bog

St Josephs Primary students Billie Taylor, 7, Chiara Esposito, 6, and Saskia Terlaak, 6, along with Nina Prebble, 2, get involved with the school’s Frog Bog ecology project. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

St Josephs Primary students Billie Taylor, 7, Chiara Esposito, 6, and Saskia Terlaak, 6, along with Nina Prebble, 2, get involved with the school’s Frog Bog ecology project. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

AN “eyesore” outside a Beechworth school has been turned into a home for frogs.

What was a weed-infested table drain has been transformed into a “frog bog” under the co-ordination of the North East Catchment Management Authority.

Authority manager Peter Sacco said the newly created habitat would allow nearby pupils from St Joseph’s Primary Schools to learn about animals and ecology.

Work at the Lower Finch Street site has occurred during the past six months.

“It’s just been this unused, untidy bit of land,” Mr Sacco said.

“It was a real mess and eyesore and we’ve created, in a sense, an outdoor classroom.”

The frog bog was officially launched yesterday.

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