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Tag: British Amphibians

Alpine Newts in the UK

Long before my aquatic nursery even existed, I used to visit another aquatic nursery in Newdigate, known throughout my childhood as the Field Station. This wonderful place sold all kinds of Amphibians, Reptiles and Fish as well as an interesting range of pond plants. You can read more about the Field Station on my article […]

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Common Toads-Bufo Bufo

Common Toads-Bufo Buffo The common Toad is one of the UKs most treasured amphibians. Also known as the European Toad, they can be found widely throughout the UK. Toads are nocturnal and will hide from predators in damp places during the day such as, underneath stones, logs and heavy vegetation. When night falls, they are […]

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Frog and Toad Watch

Frog and Toad Watch For those that don’t already participate in this annual event, I would like to introduce to you a very enjoyable and rewarding spring hobby that I’ve decided to call Frog and Toad Watch, and all you will need is a waterproof coat, a pair of wellies and a torch.  The Frog […]

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Naterjack Toads

Naterjack Toads In the UK, we have an amphibian that is quite different to our other native amphibians.  Naterjack Toads (Epdalea Calamta), are rare and are protected.  Usually found confined to isolated coastal areas, their natural habitat which they prefer are coastal marshes, heath land and sand dunes.  Naterjacks are quite distinguishable from our native […]

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Marsh Frogs

Marsh Frogs Questions I frequently get asked every year by customers visiting our nursery is “What is that noise,” or “What sort of birds are making that noise,” and to that I simply reply “oh, those are our Marsh Frogs”. During the breeding season, the Males become very loud and vocal and will happily carry […]

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Frog Spawning Season

Frog Spawning Season After all the heavy snow and freezing conditions we usually experience in December, spring is always a welcome sight & thankfully just around the corner. January and February so far, have been reasonably mild, & if you know what to look for, there are signs of spring arriving as soon as the last of the snow has melted […]

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