We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has been in touch with Froglife to seek assistance in helping our native wildlife this spring, it is reassuring to know that there are lots of people wanting to help our wildlife. Toad patrollers have been out at night helping toads across busy roads; gardeners have been ensuring that their ponds are in perfect condition for the breeding season; school children have been taking part in our Tadpoles in the Classroom project supported by Froglife staff; volunteer groups have gathered at various project sites to help deliver habitat work, and lots of people have been recording their sightings on our Dragon Finder App.
Our Spring Natterchat newsletter is dedicated to volunteers with lots of interesting articles about volunteering. If you would like to receive a copy of our newsletter then please consider joining Froglife as a friend.
- Froglife’s Natural Achievers project in Kirklees has recently completed its first pond dipping platform and pathway. We’d like to thank the volunteers who spent 5 sessions building the platform and creating the new pathway!
- Last month, Froglife HQ welcomed Saffron who joined us for a 2-week work experience placement where she had the opportunity to get involved with a variety of Froglife’s projects. Read her blog here!
- We currently have two pending development grant applications for toad projects and are in the process of developing a new project for Scotland. Watch this space for further updates.
- We are delighted to have been awarded a grant from Community Partnerships (supported by Kirklees Council, NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group & NHS Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commission Group) to expand our Green Pathways Scheme to Dewsbury and Huddersfield. Gary Wilkinson has recently joined our team to help deliver these sessions.
Our revamped App is now available to download so that you can enter your sightings. Please download the App by following this link http://www.froglife.org/dragonfinder/app/
If you see dead amphibians or reptiles this year in your garden please register with the new Garden Wildlife Health Project and help increase our knowledge of wildlife diseases in Britain.
Our latest Annual Review can be found here. As you can see, we are a rapidly growing charity, with some wonderful projects funded mainly through grant making trusts. With most funders covering 60-90% of the costs of a project and generally funding us in arrears (we have to spend the money first, then claim it back), we are still very much in need of your support to keep our work to help protect reptiles and amphibians.