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natterjack

a European toad, Bufo calamita, of sandy regions, having a greyish-brown body marked with reddish warty processes: family Bufonidae
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Concreting the central reserves will seriously reduce the habitat for natterjack toads, greater crested newts and badgers.
Golfers and spectators at Hoylake's Royal Liverpool Golf Club are to be handed leaflets warning them not to interfere with the rare natterjack toads that inhabit the sand dunes alongside the links.
Eva Tregidgo, community outreach adviser for the reserve, said: "The dunes are really coming alive at this time of year and we are seeing activity from some of our rarest residents, such as great crested newts, sand lizards and Natterjack toads.
However, the cultural elite are advancing with understandable caution, having already encountered unexpected opposition from concerned coarse anglers (some very coarse) to their ambitious plans for a series of punitive ducking-stools to be stationed along the River Fender's picturesque left bank - a popular picnicking spot before the sudden and unexplained retreat of the natterjack toads.
Formby is also famous for the presence of natterjack toads.
The loss of dunes threatened natterjack toads, sand lizards and tiger beetles, which were unable to survive under the dense shade and needle litter of the pines, Mr Benn said.
Finally, on the night of April 11, Nocturnal Natterjacks is a fantastic annual evening walk to see the natterjack toads going about their business.
Losing the dunes would, of course, mean losing other rare species, including natterjack toads, sand lizards and tiger beetles.
It is claimed that natterjack toads are Europe's noisiest amphibian.
Protester Peter Crompton said: "We don't want to lose it, but we also don't want to see any animals get killed either and we've good reason to believe there are great crested newts underneath and natterjack toads nearby.
It appeared that the interests and well being of badgers, natterjack toads and greater crested newts were given a higher value than those of my countrymen and women.
We have natterjack toads here which are a protected species.