12 January 2012

Six Happy Winners Help Support Conservation

Near midnight on the 31st of December at the gorgeous Grim’s Dyke Hotel, the winning tickets were drawn for Froglife’s New Year Raffle. Andrew Whittaker of the Grim’s Dyke Opera Company and the Gilbert and Society drew the winning tickets for 6 fantastic prizes.

The prizes donated generously by the Grim’s Dyke Hotel, London Duck Tours, Hampton Court Palace, London Zoo, Kew Gardens and The Harrow Arts Centre and your generous uptake of tickets allowed us to raise  over £700 through raffle ticket sales.  In this tough fundraising climate, this was a great boost for to help Froglife’s work conserving reptiles and amphibians in 2012.

Froglife would like to say a big thank you to the generous organisations for donating the brilliant array of prizes, as well as all our friends and supporter who bought tickets.

1st prize was won by Mr Spencer
2nd Prize was won by Mr Thomas
3rd Prize was won by Mrs Barker
4th Prize was won by Mrs Loughlin
5th prize was won by Mrs & Mr Harouni
6th prize was won by Mrs Gilbert

Keep an eye out for other Froglife competitions and raffles for your chance to win, and help reptile and amphibian conservation!
  • Our London Great Crested Newts Reveisted project has been working with the Grim's Dyke Hotel, helping to conserve their historical lake where Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan fame met his fate.  You can find out more about the project here.
Froglife has a range of projects and schemes that help conserve native wildlife, and help young people or those out of work learn more about the natural world.  You can support our valuable work with a donation of any size here.

10 January 2012

Pond Creation Volunteering in North Lanarkshire

Froglife’s Living Waters project is looking for volunteers to help with pond creation and management at Greenhead Moss Community Nature Park in Wishaw near Motherwell, in North Lanarkshire, Scotland on Saturday 14th January.

Come and get stuck in (hopefully not the mud) like these volunteers at Dams to Darnley
The volunteering day will include some scrub removal and the creation of a bog pool in this beautiful nature park. The session will start at 10am and end at 3pm, but people are free to come and go during the day.

If you’re joining us, please bring a packed lunch. As always, volunteers will need to be prepared for extremely muddy conditions and all weathers (wellies, waterproofs and warm clothes essential! We will be working in a very wet area).

Please let Iain know if you'll be coming, and transport can be arranged from Glasgow University by getting in touch with Iain Maclean by email here, or on 07772 318950.

If you are making your own way to the site we will meet at the entrance nearest the A721 - have a look at the map here for more information.   The address of the site is Greenhead Moss, Wishaw, ML2 8AY.

We hope to see you there! 

- Have a look at the Greenhead Moss website here.
- You can find out more about Froglife’s Living Waters projects here.
- More information on our growing work in Scotland is available here.

You can help support our work to create and maintain habitats for amphibians and reptiles by becoming a Froglife Friend. Sign up as a supporter today, and help ensure the future of our wildlife here.