29 July 2010

Froglife Fun at the Glasgow Show

Join Froglife for frog-themed fun at the Glasgow Show on Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st of August. The show, which includes all sorts of musical entertainment and hands-on activities, takes place on Glasgow Green and the gates are open from 11:30 to 17:30. Tickets are available to buy online or on the gate.

Froglife will be in the countryside marquee promoting the joys of improving gardens for biodiversity, and the variety of creatures that can move into a wildlife friendly patch. As Glasgow Project Officer Eilidh Spence says, “This is a great opportunity to talk to different people about how helpful amphibians and reptiles can be in a garden, and how people can conserve these secretive creatures in their local areas.”

Eilidh will be joined by Sivi and Rebecca from the Froglife team to create a mini hibernaculum - a hiding place for frogs, toads, newts and lizards - plus giving advice on ponds. They will also be joined by Froglife’s 6 metre long cuddly grass snake (pictured right), who is ten times bigger than the real thing and a bit more cuddly!

You can find out more about the Glasgow Show here, and more about Froglife’s work in Scotland here.