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Weather warms ups, but toads remain cool!

Well, it’s looking like spring has finally arrived, and in Manchester yesterday we had the first rays of sun for such a long time. Faced with the first real   opportunity of getting out to see some local reptiles and amphibians, I jumped at the chance 🙂 It was such a beautiful day –  and so good to be in the countryside! Clean air, singing birds, and also the sound of…..Toads! I was joined by my assistant Matt, and later his good friend Carl Corbidge, who had taken time out especially to show us his favourite ponds. Cheers Carl, much appreciated.

As the bright evening sun was losing its heat, we arrived at one particular pond and were met with a really wonderful sight, and sound. Breeding toads! Bobbing up and down in the water to their own chorus, it was a sight to see. Although they are one of our most common herps, I still really love to see common toads. They have such characters. I must sound like a real geek, but anyone who appreciates different types of frogs will know exacly what I mean. Toads are cool.


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