Tag Archives: amphibian

Big Garden Birdwatch 2014

Originally posted on Green Living London:
Pic: RSPB More than half a million people are expected to be watching their garden birds the weekend (25-26 January), for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. It’s the biggest wildlife survey in the world…

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Jumping species: how good intentions spread diseases

Ian Le Guillou at Understanding Animal Research (UAR) tells us how infectious diseases jump between species. These jumps often happen because of things that humans do. Sometimes, the disease jumps to us. Diseases that can infect humans and also other … Continue reading

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Big Spawn Count 2013

Originally posted on The Garden Smallholder:
I’ve seen at least three frog-couples since the weekend, sometimes sat at the edge of the pond and other times swimming around. Each morning (and some evenings by torchlight) I check the pond for spawn but so…

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Australia’s Native Frogs Fight With Cane Toads Successfully

Originally posted on Ann Novek( Luure)–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors:
BBC News2013-03-07: The tadpoles of Australia‘s native frogs can outcompete invasive toads, scientists say. The toads are considered a threat to Australian wildlife, leading…

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Pesticides kill frogs

argylesock says… Another reason to contribute to the Great Spawn Count. A few years from now, will there be amphibian spawn to count? Here’s the science. I trust the journal it’s in – part of the well respected Nature Publishing … Continue reading

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Coming to a pond near you… close encounters of the amphibian kind

If you’re in Britain, Pond Conservation invites you to the Big Spawn Count 2013. It sounds very easy to join in. When spawning season begins, in the spring, you’re invited to count how many clumps of spawn are laid and … Continue reading

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Wildlife in UK cities

I’m grateful to my fellow blogger petrel41 for pointing to this.

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