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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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The areas where the sand lizards and the natterjacks, both protected under national and European law, are likely to be found are marked.
Natterjacks are the rarest amphibian in the country and had been wiped-out at Hoylake until they were reintroduced in the 1990s.
But in more recent times it was turned into a restaurant called Natterjacks.
I rued walking about in the sun without a hat, until Phil Smith told me that since the recent rains, the natterjacks in this area have taken to calling in the day, and seem to be triggered off by the drone of planes from RAF Woodvale passing overhead.
Natterjacks have top-level protection through the EC Habitat Directive, which means it is illegal to disturb their habitat directly or indirectly.
See how many red squirrels you can spot in the woods and even some natterjacks and prehistoric footprints.
Natterjacks became extinct in Wales during the 1960s because of the development of caravan parks, but were reintroduced to the dunes five years ago.
Finally, on the night of April 11, Nocturnal Natterjacks is a fantastic annual evening walk to see the natterjack toads going about their business.
After four hard weeks of moving sand the team can now look back and see what they have achieved by helping these natterjacks, providing the perfect breeding ponds, '' he said.