Wildlife: Common Frog
Common Frog spotted in Moor Lane, 26 April 09.
The common frog is protected under the Wildlife and Countryside act 1981. This species is not listed by the IUCN. Populations can be threatened in areas where breeding ponds are disturbed or polluted.
Whilst not an endangered species per se, its a good indicator species demonstrating that the natural environment is viable to support a variety of amphibians including rarer species.