Archive of: Amphibian

  • I really love your tiger feet!

    31 March 2022

    I really love your tiger feet!

    Our Wildlife Watch Group got to meet the newts of Woods MIll and build a hibernacula

     
  • A guide to garden amphibians: frogs, toads and newts

    18 March 2022

    A guide to garden amphibians: frogs, toads and newts

    Here’s our guide to frogs, toads and newts.

     
  • Marsh Frogs: laughing all the way to the riverbank

    21 May 2021

    Marsh Frogs: laughing all the way to the riverbank

    Michael Blencowe on the very noisy marsh frog chorus

     
  • Species of the day: Common Frog

    12 June 2020

    Species of the day: Common Frog

    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

     
  • Species of the day: Common Toad

    21 April 2020

    Species of the day: Common Toad

    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

     
  • Froggy Friday

    26 March 2020

    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?

     
  • A Good Newts Story

    25 March 2020

    A Good Newts Story

    Glenn Norris on the hunt for the Great Crested Newt

     
  • Frogs

    18 February 2020

    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

    04 April 2019

    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.

     
  • Why did the toad cross the road?

    14 March 2019

    Why did the toad cross the road?

    Toads are on the move as they return to their ancestral breeding ponds, ready to spawn.

     
  • Frogspawn Fiesta

    14 February 2018

    Frogspawn Fiesta

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

     
  • Great crested newts

    16 May 2017

    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.