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06 NEWS TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7 2017 CAVE01Z01MA - V1 Looking for a Looking for a ribbeting time? ribbeting time? Across February, rangers at Simpsons Gap will lead six spotlight discovery tours for those who are interested in learning more about frog ecology. TERRITORIANS have been urged to hop down to the Red Centre for a ribbeting frog season. Across February, rangers at Simpsons Gap near Alice Springs will lead six spotlight discovery tours for those who are interested in learning more about frog ecology. NT Parks and Wildlife Commissions Susie Armes said after rains the region has burst into life with tree frogs and burrowing frogs. These moist creatures emerge from their sandy river beds and rocky crevices to join in a chorus of song, she said. Over time the evolution of desert frogs has seen the various species adapt to the environment they inhabit, and ensure their survival in some of Australias toughest regions. Some desert frogs burrow underground in order to es cape during the dry months, she said. While underground, they produce a type of cocoon that covers their entire body (except for the nostrils). This helps to retain moisture. Most desert frogs only reproduce in response to a significant rainfall event, and as we have seen of late, the frogs have taken advantage of the rains over summer and can be heard and seen all over the region. The recent seasonal rains and temperatures have produced an Eden-like nursery for the deserts amphibious residents, she said. Numbers are limited so if you would like to make a booking you should hop to it. Make sure to secure your spot by contacting Susie Armes on 8951 8247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Horticulture opportunity near Alice Springs THE Department for Primary Industry and Resources is calling for expressions of interest for the development of a horticultural enterprise near Alice Springs. The planned development will occur on 30ha of land at the Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) and use recycled water. Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Ken Vowles said the department is providing opportunities to increase economic development in the Alice Springs region through the leasing of land for commercial opportunities. Government is focused on delivering greater on farm impact of research undertaken so this opportunity provides a clear pathway of research knowledge, Mr Vowles said. Previous research shows the land is suitable for the production of high value crops such as table grapes, dates, melons, vegetables, herbs, native bush foods, stone fruit, citrus, pomegranates and also nuts. For a copy of the EOI documents, please register at www.dpir.nt.gov.au/azri-lease, or you can send your email to email@example.com CELEBRATE THIS VALENTINES Day Sale3 cellarbrations.com.auCellarbrations supports the responsible service of alcohol. Not all varieties available in all stores. Some products may not be available in country stores due to Liquor Licencing Accords. Not all varieties available in all stores. No trade supplied. Pricing may vary in country or regional areas. Tobacco and alcohol not supplied to or for under 18s. E.& O.E. Images for advertising purposes only. Specials valid from 09/02/17 to 11/02/17. While stocks last. Tooheys Extra Dry Stubbies 345mL or Cans 375mLubbibbieses 34545553 5mmmmmLLLmLmm orrrr CanCanCanCaCaCaCaCaCCC s 3s 3s 3s 33333375m75m75 LTTToooheyheyheyheyheyheyheys Es Es Es Es Es Extxtrxtrra Da Da ryy Stut 24 Pack $4199 ea Corona Stubbies 355mLbbbbbiiesiesi 35355mmmLmL5mCoCorooonnnaaa Sttubbub 24 Pack $5199 ea Jim Beam & Cola 4.8% Cube Cans 375mLJiJimJ BBeamam & C& C lolaola 44.8%8%8% C bCubC Ce CCansa 3737375 L5mL 24 Pack $7499 ea Baileys Irish Cream Original 1 Litre $3599 ea $2519 per 700mL Equates to Grant Burge Pinot Chardonnay NV 750mL $2299 ea 1 LI TR E