Amphibians

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Young country diary: What’s that droning noise coming from the river? | Anna
Belfast: At first I thought it was the planes flying overhead, then I looked down and saw the most spectacular thing I’ve seen in nature

27, Apr, 2024 @10:00 AM

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I discovered why seemingly healthy amphibians were being wiped out
The mass deaths were puzzling scientists around the world – there were no signs of viruses or parasites. Then we looked closely at their skin

Andrew Cunningham

21, Mar, 2024 @9:00 AM

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Cinnamon frog species in ‘perilous state’ successfully bred in UK
Froglets from species classed as near-threatened arrive for the second time at Cotswolds wildlife park

Nadeem Badshah

24, Feb, 2024 @9:26 PM

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Country diary: We’re out on toad patrol with bucket and torch | Claire Stares
Stansted Park, West Sussex: The UK loses around 250,000 toads to vehicles every year – so we’re out in the drizzle trying to make a small dent on those numbers

Claire Stares

23, Feb, 2024 @5:30 AM

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‘You want them to have a fighting chance’: the world of toading
A night out with the Somerset volunteers helping amphibians cross the road to their mating grounds as populations decline

Patrick Barkham

19, Feb, 2024 @6:00 AM

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The native Australian frog call quiz: is it a frog – or a distant motorbike revving?
Some birds and insects sound like frogs, and several frogs sound like birds, insects and other weird things. Frog or not? Test your knowledge

Graham Readfearn

09, Feb, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Who’s the smallest of them all? Meet the world’s amazing tiniest creatures
Often overlooked in favour of larger, more charismatic cousins, we asked scientists to tell us about the smallest-known species, from a nano-chameleon to a miniature frog

Patrick Greenfield

08, Feb, 2024 @5:00 AM

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Specieswatch: Great crested newts wait to spring forth for mating season
Triturus cristatus is increasingly hard to find in UK with its habitat – clear ponds without fish – in short supply

Paul Brown

07, Feb, 2024 @6:00 AM

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I discovered a tiny frog that lives its whole life inside one plant
Everyone told me there is no water on top of this Brazilian mountain, there won’t be any frogs. Now I’ve dedicated my life to preserving this incredible species

Bela Barata

25, Jan, 2024 @10:00 AM

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The pet I’ll never forget: Touchwood the toad, with his terrifying eyebrows and glamorous lifestyle
I shared a room with my brother; Touchwood had his own home, complete with sunken bath. You bet I was jealous!

George Bass

15, Jan, 2024 @11:00 AM

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Country diary: An October surprise in my pond – tadpoles | Claire Stares
Langstone, Hampshire: It’s unusual to find them this time of year, but those that survive the winter could be at an advantage come spring

Claire Stares

27, Oct, 2023 @4:30 AM

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Dominica’s mountain chicken frog faces disappearance in ‘fastest track to extinction ever recorded’
Ecological calamity on the Caribbean island demonstrates how quickly wildlife can be destroyed, scientists say

Robin McKie

15, Oct, 2023 @6:00 AM

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