Toads in Trees A report on the New Scientist website tells us of recent research on the tree climbing habits of the common toad (Bufo bufo). Watching a toad’s ungainly gait one might be surprised to learn of this climbing ability ------->
Hope for Sand Lizards and Natterjacks Sand lizards were once plentiful in the UK, but have become much diminished in numbers through loss of their sandy heathland habitat. Re-introductions in Dorset last year seem to have been successful and more animals will be released into the wild this year. Nearer to home there are to be releases of sand lizard and natterjack toads in Hampshire and Sussex as part of the huge South Downs National Park Heathlands Reunited Project. More here
Great News for Sussex Froglife have secured lottery funding of nearly £250 000 to finance work on 9 dew ponds belonging to Brighton & Hove Council, or the National Trust, as well as a public engagement programme. Starting very soon in September!
Adders Dancing in Pembrokeshire super video from SxARG member, Sam Kelly.
Latest addition to the SxARG Gallery, thank you Christian Moss
Paul Stevens calming a smooth snake. Click picture for video