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New trail sees end to boredom at Boardwalks!

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 No Comments

Wildlife conservation charity Froglife are delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new Hoppy Families Nature Trail, right in the heart of Peterborough! Boardwalks and Thorpe Meadows Local Nature Reserve, located just off Thorpe Road, recently welcomed guests to the premiere of its new nature walk, designed to engage, educate and inspire. Opening the …Read More.

African Rain Frogs – Priorities for conservation

Posted on: April 24th, 2017 No Comments

African rain frogs – priorities for conservation Dry and hot savannah environments appear hostile to amphibian species, which are normally associated with damp and cool conditions. However, African rain frogs of the genus Breviceps exhibit amazing and unusual ecological adaptations to deal with the harsh, dry and hot conditions found across Central and South Africa. …Read More.

New ‘Tree Charter’ to protect people’s rights to the benefits of trees and woods

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 No Comments

More than 70 organisations with a combined membership of 20 million people launch 10 principles to bring trees and woods to the centre of UK society Monday 27th March saw the launch of 10 guiding principles for the future of trees, woods and people, drawn from more than 50,000 stories submitted by members of the …Read More.

Croaking Science: Courtship & Reproductive Behaviour in Newts and Salamanders

Posted on: March 27th, 2017 No Comments

Courtship and reproductive behaviour in newts and salamanders Courtship behaviour in newts and salamanders is very different to that of frogs and toads (anurans). In anurans, fertilisation is external so the male expels his sperm whilst the female lays her eggs. However, in newts and salamanders, fertilisation is internal. The male deposits a sperm package, …Read More.

Are amphibian road tunnels putting protected species at risk from pollution?

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 No Comments

Researchers from Froglife and the University of Hull are investigating how endangered and protected amphibians use man-made tunnels to cross roads and also, if such tunnels suffer from chemical pollution from the road traffic above them. A new study, published today in the Water and Environment journal indicates that such road tunnels, while extensively used …Read More.

Work Experience Blog

Posted on: March 17th, 2017 No Comments

I am so thankful for getting the opportunity to go to Froglife for work experience. Being at Froglife for two weeks taught me several different skills used in jobs. It helped me improve my concentration, time management as well as communication with others.  I was taught how different jobs work from office jobs to conservation …Read More.

How did the newt cross the road?

Posted on: March 1st, 2017 No Comments

Researchers from Froglife, The University of Hull and The Open University are discovering how endangered amphibians use man-made tunnels to cross roads. Their work, published in the open access journal PeerJ is the first published research on the effectiveness of these tunnels for our most spectacular amphibian, the protected great crested newt. Amphibians can roam …Read More.

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.

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