According to the Dutch herpetologists and ichthyologists of RAVON, amphibian spring migration in the Netherlands has started, now that the worst of the winter cold seems to be over.
Later, they helped 157 animals to cross; including 124 great crested newts.
In the rest of the Netherlands, the amphibians’ spring migration seems to start more slowly. Only a few common frogs have been seen.
March 2010. Volunteers are gearing up to rescue over 40,000 toads from potential death on the UK’s roads in the coming fortnight, setting a new record: here.
ScienceDaily (Mar. 1, 2010) — Atrazine, one of the world’s most widely used pesticides, wreaks havoc with the sex lives of adult male frogs, emasculating three-quarters of them and turning one in 10 into females, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, biologists: here.
Each spring, thousands of species begin an annual return to their breeding grounds. Here are some of the more extraordinary example: here.