Archive of: Amphibian

  • A Toadally abundant time of year

    14 March 2017

    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

    24 February 2017

    Toads on the move

    Soon the great migration of common toads will begin

  • Eye of newt

    28 October 2016

    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

    04 May 2016

    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

    18 February 2016

    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.

  • 09 March 2014

    Signs of Spring

  • 26 February 2014

    A busy afternoon in the garden [video]

    Author Neil FletcherInterpretation OfficerEnjoy the sights and sounds of a garden in early spring sunshine.

  • 04 February 2014

    Toad on the road

    toad crossing / Neil FletcherAuthor Jess PriceConservation OfficerThe snowdrops are out and birds are singing, spring is definitely on its way. Soon to follow will be the great migration of common toads. Toads

  • 02 May 2013

    A Call for Marsh Frog Sightings

    marsh frog / Neil FletcherAuthor Jess PriceThe marsh frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) is a non-native species that was introduced near to Romney and Walland Marshes in Kent back

  • 21 August 2012

    Small surprises

  • 12 March 2012


    frogspawn / Neil FletcherNeil Fletcher takes a regular look at the everyday wildlife at Woods Mill, headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, and at his home in nearby Henfield.You know what it's like when you're waiting for a birth.

  • 07 February 2012

    Spawn to be wild

    Author Jess Pricefrogspawn / Rongem BoyoEvery year I get phone calls from people worried about the frog spawn and tadpoles in their ponds. It may be cold outside, but amphibians are already out and about in Sussex looking for possible