Archive of: Amphibian

  • 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.

  • Your frogspawn questions answered

    Your frogspawn questions answered

    Every year WildCall gets lots phone calls from people worried about the frog spawn and tadpoles in their ponds. Here are the answers to the most frequent asked frogspawn questions.

  • 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.

  • European Protected Species

    European Protected Species

    The fourth of our blog series about the EU Referendum and Sussex Wildlife, looks at European Protected Species - including bats, dormice and great crested newts.

  • Pond Heroes

    Pond Heroes

    Five Sussex Wildlife Trust Youth Rangers aged 16-25 are restoring an overgrown pond at Thomas A Becket Junior School in Glebeside Avenue, Worthing. Pupils aged 7-11 will use it for pond dipping activities and learn all about the amazing world of underwater wildlife living right on their doorstep.