British Wildlife 13.3 February 2002

The fall and rise of Ainsdale’s Natterjacks

Today, for herpetologists in the know, the Natterjack Toad Bufo calamita is almost synonymous with the village of Ainsdale, on the Sefton Coast in Meryside, its British Stronghold. Ironically, in the recent past the species' huge population here dropped to an alarmingly low level and became largely restricted to a narrow belt of sandy dunes adjacent to the beach.

Through a naturalist’s eyes Reserve Focus: Rhos Llawr Cwrt NNR, Ceredigion
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