Find out below how each of our projects are adapting to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Green Pathways for Life in Frome, Somerset
Find out more on how Green Pathways for Life is operating:
We are providing a variety of activities to participants each week, including arts and crafts projects, gardening for wildlife, and fun ways to learn about nature. These activities come in a variety of media, and with a balance between indoor and garden spaces to maximise accessibility.
Most of these activities are interactive, and several are collaborative, encouraging ongoing involvement and communication with the wider group.
We are currently running this completely remotely to keep people safe. If conditions relax a little, we will look to deliver some physical resources to people at home, but this will only occur when it is safe to do so.
When conditions eventually allow we will move back to the original plan of delivering outdoor group sessions.
London Tails of Amphibian Discovery (T.O.A.D)
Find out more of what London T.O.A.D has to offer:
– T.O.A.D Tails resources are available for both children at home and the children of key workers that are still in schools. School teachers are encouraged to get in touch with Rebecca Wallbank to get more details.
– Allotment holders can keep an eye on Froglife’s social media channels and event pages for free online ‘How to encourage amphibian and reptiles to your plot’ courses. These will cover UK native species commonly found in London, and how you can help them.
– Further toad themed resources can be found within our learning zone, these include colouring pages, craft activities and puzzles.
Come Forth for Wildlife in the Forth Valley, Scotland
Find out how the Come Forth for Wildlife project is continuing to help people learn and stay connected through this time:
We are continuing to engage and work with the communities of the Forth Valley (Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire) to develop connections to conserve and enhance the unique heritage the area offers. This is being achieved by delivering our new virtual Amphibian and Reptile Ecology and Survey Methods Training, which we have received an overwhelming positive response for.
In the not too distant future, we look forward to once again working with the fantastic communities of the Forth Valley area to conserve reptiles and amphibians and get people excited about nature!
In the meantime, please check out our brilliant resources on wildlife gardening that you could do at home during this time by clicking here. You can also have a watch of our craft videos for fun and educational activities on the Froglife Youtube channel.
Find out about Froglife’s new Discovering Reptiles project:
The Dragon Finder App is available to download for free and can help with the identification of all the UK’s reptiles, as well as amphibians, in addition to reporting sightings in your local area. Getting outside during these difficult times is fast becoming an important part of many people’s lives, and we hope that this app helps inspires you to do so.
You can download the Dragon Finder app by clicking here.
As part of the Discovering Reptiles project, Froglife were planning to host a number of workshops across the UK aimed at training people in reptile ecology, identification, and surveying. In light of the current restrictions, we are currently working on delivering these workshops online.
For the time being, if you want to learn more about our native and non-native reptiles you can visit our web page here.
You can also learn more about how to survey for reptiles, which you can put into practice when the lockdown ends, from Froglife’s “Surveying for Reptiles” booklet, which is available to download for free here.