New Fences around Natterjack Ponds

A new fence has been erected, see photos. to protect the Natterjack pond from grazing cattle. When the cows wade through for a drink or to keep cool, they can disturb or damage the toad strings and also deposit waste, which encourages the growth of the thick green algae.

Monitoring over the next few years hopefully will see an increase in the number of strings followed by larger numbers of toadlets.

Bob and Bri