Sgpring is upon us, the birds are starting to sing, trees are blossoming, and amphibians are starting to spawn. We need your help to update our records of any frog or toad spawn and amphibians you might see.
Common Frog - Parkers Piece © Nick Lingwood
As part of the wider Brecks Fen Edge & Rivers Landscape Partnership Scheme (BFER LPS), the Freshwater Habitats Trust are leading on a Spawn Survey 2023 https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/the-brecks-spawn-survey-2023/ (where you will find survey forms, id guides, training video and much more to get you started). Get involved by recording spawn and amphibian sightings in the Brecks and beyond. Of our LOHP sites only Scarfe Meadows is in the actual BFER project area, but you can include results from any other LOHP site and beyond to help build up a picture of how our amphibians are doing.
We have been involved in other citizen science projects as part of the BFER project over the last couple of years - Testing the Water and eDNA survey - more information about the other projects can be found here https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/bfer-lps-citizen-science-testing-the-water/