Common Frogs

COMMON FROGS CONSERVATION STATUS:

  • Least concern
  • Protected in the UK under Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981

HABITAT: Woodland, farmland and gardens with water sources such as ponds, lakes and rivers.

IMPORTANCE: Frogs are key parts of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. They helpfully eat pesky mosquitos and other invertebrates and also provide food for aquatic fish, mammals and birds. Due to their sensitivity to pollution, they are also good indicators of water and habitat quality.

THREATS: Common frogs have a stable population with few specific threats beyond general water pollution and drainage of breeding sites.

FUN FACTS: They don’t drink water like us, instead they absorb it through their skin, so it is essential they have access to damp hiding places.

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