Archive of: Amphibian

  • Froggy Friday

    Froggy Friday

    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?

  • Frogs

    Frogs

    Ponds across the county will soon be filling up with an army of amorous frogs, and in this case love can be a battleground

  • Rearing tadpoles

    Rearing tadpoles

    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.

  • Frogspawn Fiesta

    Frogspawn Fiesta

    ​Watching a mass of tiny black tadpoles in the dappled sunlight is one of life’s great pleasures.

  • Great crested newts

    Great crested newts

    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.

  • A Toadally abundant time of year

    A Toadally abundant time of year

    What’s great at this time of year, is that signs of frogs and toads are evidence that spring is finally on its way.

  • Toads on the move

    Toads on the move

    Soon the great migration of common toads will begin

  • Eye of newt

    Eye of newt

    At Halloween, Shakespeare’s infamous spell-casting recipe reminds us of a day when our wildlife faced a whole different set of problems; mainly cauldron-based. Nowadays newts’ main worries are habitat loss, finding a mate and avoiding being eaten by a passing grass snake or bird.

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