natterjack


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natterjack

(ˈnætəˌdʒæk)
n
(Animals) a European toad, Bufo calamita, of sandy regions, having a greyish-brown body marked with reddish warty processes: family Bufonidae
[C18: of unknown origin]
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Noun1.natterjack - common brownish-yellow short-legged toad of western Europenatterjack - common brownish-yellow short-legged toad of western Europe; runs rather than hops
true toad - tailless amphibian similar to a frog but more terrestrial and having drier warty skin
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Sand dunes are home to rare plants and animals, with 70 species listed as conservation priorities including the natterjack toad, sand lizard and dune gentian, experts said.
The rarest amphibian in this country is the natterjack toad, a protected species.
This has actually worked quite well for our natterjack toads this season, thankfully they are a very adaptable species and breeding is not confined to early spring like most amphibians.
Officials seized eight fire salamanders and a natterjack toad when surprise packages were sent to Dublin in the past few months.
with these parameters in mind, npws is focussing this rft on bats and the natterjack toad.
Wales: Land of the Wild also looks at a number of resident rare species throughout the four part series, i l di h j i j k including the majestic natterjack toad and one of Wales' rarest creatures, the black grouse, as it fights for the right to mate near Wrexham.
Two new ponds will be created for the conservation of the Natterjack Toad, a species which has been in decline in recent years, by providing more areas for it to live.
The natterjack toads were at full throttle in spring mating mode.
Red Rocks is the Trust's only coastal reserve and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its sand dunes, reed beds and its population of rare natterjack toads.
While it was a good year for species including the large blue butterfly, at one time extinct in the UK, and grey seals breeding on the east coast, in other places creatures such as natterjack toads and Cheddar Gorge's feral goats suffered.
A major part of her role has involved co-ordinating the project to reintroduce the rare natterjack toads into the sand dunes at Talacre.
A former Southport Visiter reporter has put a team of runners together for the Natterjack Seaside 10k to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK.