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Two-thirds of UK common toads have disappeared in the last 30 years

Scientists in the UK and Switzerland have reported a rapid decline in common toad (Bufo bufo) populations across both European countries since the 1980s. 169 more words


If everybody looked the same...

So I spent a little time today taking portraits of amphibians, as you do… I was translocating great crested newts from a site proposed for development and ended up capturing large numbers of smooth newts and toads as well as the great cresteds. 140 more words

Smooth Newt

A Record Broken

We have been very busy mowing and generally cutting back before the winter birds arrive. Today it was the turn of the western shore of Ibsley Water to receive a haircut. 186 more words

An unexpected PJ tick and more!

It turned out to be a rather wet and dreary weekend so we were pretty much stop at homes. Ian took advantage of the occasional dry spells to mow the lawns; that reads far more impressive than the reality! 719 more words

Transmire Bog

31/7/16 For the second weekend in a row headed to North Yorkshire with RL and ML for dragonflies . This time Transmire Bog. Arriving early afternoon it was cold and searching the stream I only had a brief view of a largish blue dragonfly.  172 more words

Birding In Yorkshire

As of The Earth

Common Toad (Bufo bufo)

It was almost like the earth had began to move and come alive as I walked along my local riverbank this morning. 81 more words

Nature Photography

Sunday Sun, (Eventually)

On Sunday I opened the moth trap for visitors to the reserve, the catch was actually not too bad considering how windy it had been overnight. 334 more words