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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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Under the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act, anyone treading or otherwise harming or interfering with the Natterjacks or their habitat risks a fine of up to pounds 5,000.
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.
Phil's detailed censusing of the area this year bodes well for the natterjack population, with 266 spawn strings discovered in suitable pools so far.
So, for example, they were cautioned not to leave loose sand around as this could encourage natterjacks as they like to bury in loose sand.
The job involves more than just the course but also taking care of Hoylake's plants, its birds and small creatures, including the natterjack toads.
A team of volunteers from the Prince's Trust has been working at Tower Beach creating small sites or ``scrapes'' for natterjack toads.
Natterjack toads have been successfully reintroduced to North Wales after becoming extinct in the 1990s
They regard Mr and Mrs Natterjack and family as tasty morsels and devour them voraciously.
Coastal Ranger Lynne Greenstreet and fellow natterjack protector Chris Smyth responsible for Wirral Council's biodiversity programme, will be watching anxiously for signals of life in the next few weeks.
The Sefton coast is also a `last resort' for natterjack toads.