Noisy neighbours need our help

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Monday 14th March 2011

Natterjack Toads, one of our region's noisiest neighbours, will be the focal point of an evening talk and meeting at WWT Caerlaverock Wetlands Centre on the evening of Thursday 24th March..

The toads, whose rasping croak can be heard for several kilometres, are one of Dumfries and Galloway's most special creatures. They are found only on the Solway coast and nowhere else in Scotland, and keeping track of the health of their colonies is vital to their conservation. Natterjack expert Bill Shaw, from the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust, will be giving a presentation about these amazing amphibians, and explaining how a local project in Cumbria has been working with the community to help monitor and improve the sites where they live.

The talk, which will be held at 7.30 pm at the WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, is free and is open to anyone to attend. Teas and coffees will be available for a small charge. Further details are available from Mark Pollitt on 01387 249207.