As we approach the time of year when our species are emerging from ponds to find suitable hibernation sites for the winter it is a good time to remind everyone to provide suitable areas for them. Logs, fallen leaves, stones and rocks are all good places for wildlife to take refuge and to keep warm over the winter months.
Hopefully we will still have some nice sunny days before we need to start thinking about hauling out those cardies!
- A team of volunteers from BGL Group in Peterborough helped Froglife and the Freshwater Habitat Trust look after Orton Pits Flagship Pond site, highlighting the value of connecting people with wildlife.
- The Scottish Dragon Finder team delivered their final Dragons on the move event. They had a fabulous sunny day for it at Jupiter Wildlife Centre in Grangemouth. This Scottish Wildlife Trust run nature reserve is an amazing urban green space situated right next to an industrial estate. They had a lot of keen pond dippers and made a lot of origami frogs!
- The Scottish Dragon Finder team are also beginning work creating a pond at an urban site in Dundee city centre. Previously, an old mill which had been converted to a nursing home stood on this site, but now the council plan to create a community garden here. Our pond should will be a great addition to this garden in the city.
- Froglife are happy to announce that they are part of the Conservation Evidence project, a partnership between researchers from the University of Cambridge and nature conservation groups, aimed at getting the best science to busy on-the-ground conservationists.
Our revamped App is now available to download so that you can enter your sightings.
If you see dead amphibians or reptiles this year in your garden please register with the new Garden Wildlife Health Project and help increase our knowledge of wildlife diseases in Britain.
Our latest Annual Review can be found here. As you can see, we are a rapidly growing charity, with some wonderful projects funded mainly through grant making trusts. With most funders covering 60-90% of the costs of a project and generally funding us in arrears (we have to spend the money first, then claim it back), we are still very much in need of your support to keep our work to help protect reptiles and amphibians.