These tiny frogs are one of Australia's smallest. Although they occur commonly along Australia's east coast, from around Cairns in Queensland down to around Ulladulla in New South Wales, their tiny size means they are seldom seen unless people are actively looking for them.
When you do find a frog, it is very important not to touch, or allow children to touch them. Frogs absorb almost everything through their skin, so naturally occurring oils on our hands, and especially soap residue and sunscreen or insect repellant, can be very harmful to them.
An eastern sedge frog emerging from a lily's petals
These beautiful little frogs will often just sit and pose as you enjoy their company. They are fantastic for kids to watch. Occasionally one will go for a swim, or catch a small insect such as a mosquito - when they do, I always thank them!
These frogs may be tiny, but they are mosquito assassins
These frog ponds are easily accessible to people in Brisbane. There is a free car park for the Botanical Gardens and Planetarium and a bus stop. If you are coming by public transport, you can plan your journey here.
These beautiful little frogs are well worth visiting, and kids adore them