Archive of: Amphibian
31 March 2022
Our Wildlife Watch Group got to meet the newts of Woods MIll and build a hibernacula
18 March 2022
Here’s our guide to frogs, toads and newts.
21 May 2021
Michael Blencowe on the very noisy marsh frog chorus
12 June 2020
The charismatic and much-loved Common Frog is without doubt the most recognisable British amphibian, an unmistakable inhabitant of town and country, upland and lowland
21 April 2020
The Common Toad is one of our two most familiar amphibians. They’re largely a secretive species that have discriminating habitat requirements including permanent water bodies for breeding
26 March 2020
It’s frogspawn season - one of the most exciting events in nature’s calendar. We look forward to it every year, eagerly awaiting the return of the frogs to water. Will they make it safely back to the garden pond after their winter sleep, and when will they arrive? Will they spawn this year? When will it appear, and how much will there be?
25 March 2020
Glenn Norris on the hunt for the Great Crested Newt
18 February 2020
Ponds across the county will soon be filling up with an army of amorous frogs, and in this case love can be a battleground
04 April 2019
Rearing tadpoles is relatively simple and endlessly fascinating, and can also give the local frog population a welcome boost by helping a few more tadpoles complete their perilous transformation into miniature frogs.
14 March 2019
Toads are on the move as they return to their ancestral breeding ponds, ready to spawn.
14 February 2018
Watching a mass of tiny black tadpoles in the dappled sunlight is one of life’s great pleasures.
16 May 2017
Sussex is a stronghold for the great crested newt but their populations are patchily distributed and numbers are in decline, so this species remains fully protected by law to help safeguard its future.