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Croaking Science: Amphibian Orientation and Migration

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 No Comments

Spring is a time when pond-breeding amphibians within temperate areas return to breeding sites. Although amphibians do not migrate as far as birds and mammals, they often have to traverse difficult terrain, such as dense scrub or long grass and they may have few distinctive visual cues. Individual amphibians have been observed to return to …Read More.

Inspired by Nature: Frogs and Toads!

Posted on: February 27th, 2017 No Comments

Froglife Volunteer and Wildlife Artist, Samantha Marais, has chosen to share her beautiful drawings of the UK’s Frog and Toad species with us. Common Frog (Rana temporaria) The Common Frog is easily our most recognisable amphibian. They’re found throughout Britain and Ireland, in almost any habitat where suitable breeding ponds are near by. Common Frogs …Read More.

Gloucestershire Toads on Roads Public Meeting

Posted on: February 7th, 2017 No Comments

Why did the Toad Cross the Road? Common toads are declining in numbers and need our help. At this time of year thousands of toads are killed crossing our roads as they migrate to their breeding ponds. Last year volunteer patrollers in Gloucestershire helped 4,000 toads to safely cross the road. Come and find out …Read More.

A new wetland for Mr Toad

Posted on: February 3rd, 2017 No Comments

The conservation charity Froglife are pleased to announce that they have secured a grant of £8,600 from The Veolia Environmental Trust, through the Landfill Communities Fund, to create a wildlife pond at Ham Common Woods in Richmond. Froglife will work in partnership with the London borough of Richmond upon Thames to create a wetland oasis. …Read More.

Froglife have bagged a share of a £12.5million carrier bag charge fund

Posted on: February 3rd, 2017 No Comments

Froglife is delighted to announce it has bagged £12,000 from a Tesco funding scheme. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch the second round of its Bags of Help funding initiative, which sees grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local outdoor community projects. …Read More.

Gretton School are leaping for joy!

Posted on: February 1st, 2017 No Comments

Froglife have been awarded a £19,836 grant from the Postcode Local Trust to develop an unused and publically accessible area of Gretton School’s grounds into a vibrant wildlife area and outdoor classroom. We will be working with the school to create a network of ponds, providing stepping stone habitats for wildlife and linking to the …Read More.

Inspired by Nature: Peculiar Penguins and Funny Looking Frogs

Posted on: January 26th, 2017 No Comments

Book Review: Peculiar Penguins and Funny Looking Frogs Exploring some of evolution’s stranger choices Allyson Shepard Bailey has done a really fine job of incorporating her own knowledge as well as combining this with various other intellectuals including professors of biology and senior research scientists to create a book that both sparks initial interest and …Read More.

Time for Toads: Volunteers wanted

Posted on: January 20th, 2017 No Comments

Ringwood & Poulner Toad Patrol start gearing up for coming toad migration season It is almost that time of year where motorists on Hampshire’s roads are urged to take extra care whilst driving over country roads at night; hibernating toads and frogs will soon wake up and start their annual migration to their spawning ponds …Read More.

Froglife names new Head of Conservation

Posted on: January 11th, 2017 No Comments

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Laurence Jarvis as our new Head of Conservation.  Laurence will lead Froglife’s practical conservation activities to create and restore habitats across the UK, scientific research on the conservation of UK amphibians and reptiles and coordinate the Toads on Roads project which helps move tens of thousands …Read More.

Croaking Science: The value of pond habitat creation to amphibians & other freshwater species

Posted on: December 19th, 2016 No Comments

Croaking Science: Pond habitat creation and its value to amphibians and other freshwater species Amphibians are globally threatened, with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List reporting roughly a third of all amphibian species being threatened or extinct.  In addition, another 24.5% of amphibian species do not hold sufficient data available to …Read More.

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