Thursday, 26 April 2012

Three Peaks Challenge

Some friends from South and West Wales Amphibian and Reptile Group (SWWARG) are doing the Three Peaks Challenge on 4th/5th May in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation UK.

The team will be aiming to walk to the peak of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike & Snowdon within 24hours. They will be starting at the foot of Ben Nevis at 5pm on the 4th May and are hoping to be back down Snowdon for 5pm on the 5th. Along with the 26 miles walk they will also be driving approx 550 miles between each peak!

All this is in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation UK: a charity with a single purpose – "we grant magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 fighting life-threatening conditions". 

You can make a donation on the team's JustGiving page or donate via text message by texting:70070 with the message: QQLW96 £(AMOUNT YOU'D LIKE TO DONATE) e.g. QQLW96 £5. Please give as much as you can to this fantastic cause!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Natterjacks calling!

You can help with our fantastic new project 'Promoting Cumbria's Natterjack Heritage' by taking part in our nationwide survey to try and find possible new colonies of natterjack toad!

Natterjack toads are the UK's noisiest amphibian and during April, May and June males gather round the edges of breeding ponds after dark and call to females. We would like to hear from you if you hear them! Log on to for further information on how to submit your records and to hear natterjacks calling and help us conserve this wonderful amphibian now.