Frogs and Toads

£12.95

Frogs and Toads Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Pages: 128 Illustrations and other contents: 200 colour photos ISBN: 9781472955814 Categories: ,

They were bestowed with magical properties in folklore, they were sought after as ingredients of witches’ broth, and they are comic characters that have invaded popular culture, from Kermit the Frog to Toad of Toad Hall. Frogs and toads are charismatic members of Britain’s wildlife. But what do you really know about them? Scratch beneath the surface, and you will discover some of nature’s weirdest creatures, amphibians whose ecology we are only now coming to understand. Spotlight Frogs and Toads is a compelling account of Britain’s four native amphibian species: the Common Frog, the Pool Frog, the Common Toad and the rare and secretive Natterjack Toad. New research suggests that, in the next ten years, three out of four UK species are likely to be listed as threatened. Revealing a host of secrets, including how they migrate, what they eat, and how they got to the UK in the first place, Jules Howard inspires us all to look down, rather than up, in spring. The Spotlight series introduces readers to the lives and behaviour of our favourite animals with eye-catching colour photographs and informative expert text.

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Jules Howard is a UK-based wildlife expert, zoology correspondent, science writer, blogger and presenter. He writes for the Guardian, BBC Wildlife Magazine and on radio and regularly contributes to the BBC. Part of the freshwater conservation sector for more than ten years, Jules has been involved in creating hundreds of pond projects, specialising in accessible educational ponds that offer people opportunities to see, study and discover the wildlife beneath. Jules is also a patron of Froglife, the national wildlife charity.