Wellies & Buckets

Mar 3, 2017 | Diary, Family, Wildlife

The gathering of 100’s of horses in the Park for the annual Portman British Eventing – due to start at the beginning of April – is going to have a devastating effect on the frogs, toads and their offspring, that have recently adopted a newly constructed, shallow water horse jump as their new home. With horses thundering through the small pond the little froglets and toads won’t stand a chance, so…. this weekend we are a doing an adult frog, toad, frogspawn and toadspawn rescue, with the permission of the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust.

Under normal circumstances you never move amphibians, reptiles or plants from one pond to another as this is is how diseases, such as the frog and toad killer, Ranavirus, has spread across the UK over more recent years.

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