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|By||William Paul Richards|
|Subject||PROTECTING GREAT CRESTED NEWTS|
I have started an e-petition in an attempt to stop Sainsbury Plc from destroying a colony of great crested newts at Serbert Way, Portishead, near Bristol. Sainsbury's are proposing to move the newts when they come out of hibernation next Spring (2013) to allow the building of a new supermarket. If this goes ahead it would probably be a death sentence on the newts. It would certainly mean the destruction of yet another precious habitat. Please sign the petition.
The link is http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/40564
|Subject||FROGS IN THE GARDEN|
HOW CAN I CUT THE GRASS N WEEDS AWAY N STILL KEEP THE FROGS N TOADS IN MY GARDEN I LIVE IN THE COUNTRYSIDE N DONT HAVE A POND I KEEP A HANDFULL OF FREE TO ROAM CHICKENS SO NEVER USE CHEMICALS IN THE GARDEN IV NOW FOUND ITS HOME TO LOTS OF FROGS TOADS AND LOTS MORE I DONT WANT TO LOSE THEM BUT ID LIKE TO TIDY THE GARDEN A BIT.
WOTS THE BEST WAY TO DO IT?
|Subject||Re: FROGS IN THE GARDEN|
Best way is to have a wild area around the edge and in the corners where the frogs and toads can hide during the day. That way you have a tidy looking central area that they can visit at night. If you let leaves pile up in corners then you'll have an ideal hibernaculum for toads through the winter. Piles of stones and logs will also provide good refugia and hibernacula. For more info follow this link
Erik Paterson, CARG Secretary