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  • Common Frogs in amplexus ©R.Winnall

    >Common Frog (Rana temporaria)

    Common Frogs are frequently seen in Wyre, especially in the breeding season. They hibernate in damp places with many of the males spending the winter in the mud at the bottom of pools. In February and March the males congregate at the breeding pools where their croaking calls can be heard, and their white throats [...]

  • Common Toad ©R.Winnall

    >Common Toad (Bufo bufo)

    Common Toads are often encountered singly outside the breeding season, especially at night. Toads differ from frogs in having shorter legs, so they tend to walk or make small hops. They have warty skins which can produce toxins when the animal is threatened. The males are much smaller than the females. They have certain breeding [...]

  • The Common Frog (Rana temporaria) and its Breeeding Status in Wyre – Rosemary Winnall

    >The Common Frog (Rana temporaria) and its Breeeding Status in Wyre – Rosemary Winnall

    The Common Frog (Rana temporaria) and its Breeding Status in Wyre – Rosemary Winnall The Common Frog is our commonest British amphibian and is present in the Wyre Forest in good numbers. Breeding pools have been visited by recorders since 1988 and numbers of spawn clumps recorded. This article provides this data, plus notes of [...]