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    Posted: 21 Jan 2011 at 7:11pm
just a suggestion but how about a New Topic Natterjack Toad posting in 2011 please members?
since nothing at all in 2010.

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Hi Ben,

Looking forward to another year of monitoring the ponds allocated to me in Cumbria I’ll ensure that I update members on the trials and tribulations of the season to come.

 

So far I’ve been dusting of and cleaning/disinfecting all my gear in preparation, and trying to persuade my good lady to buy me a good spotlight (98% there) 

 



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Well I managed to get my spotting lamp, and the ponds that I monitor have been attracting toads in pleasing numbers, but no strings as yet.  

I’m hopeful of another good year though time will tell.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Liz Heard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Apr 2011 at 4:49pm
nice one dave.

look forward to seeing some pics?
last time i saw Natterjack it was in France. believe it or not, on "wasteland" near an airport!

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Its been a few weeks since my last o
post on our warty wonders - so here is the latest.
I have had a total of 14 strings, 5 have merged into tadpoles.

Note: I would post some pics but unsure of changing the size!!Cry


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We are now need rain and even more rain, or the vast majority of the tadpoles will die as the water is evaporating at a tremendous rate.  Unhappy

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Too late, the pond dried up - with the loss of all remaining strings and tadpoles.
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really sorry to hear that dave.
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The optimistic way of looking at it is that it will provide extra food for next year's tadpoles... I've been told that this can make a real difference in the very nutrient-poor pools that natterjacks use.

Dave- I'd like to see the photos too, what problem are you having with resizing? If you're on Windows, you've almost certainly got MS Paint, which should be able to do it for you.
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