19 July 2013

Support Froglife: just by shopping online

As you may know, Froglife is part of the Give as You Live scheme as a way of raising funds. 

A big thank you to everyone who has signed up and downloaded the app for this really easy tool.  We also have a silly online video that helped us raise an extra £500 prize from the online shopping scheme here.

How Give as You Live works:
  • You sign up and choose a charity to support
  • You shop online with stores signed up to the scheme (there are over 400 shops now taking part)
  • The stores donate a percentage of your spend to us, without costing you any extra  
You can find out more on how to sign up to raise funds for amphibians and reptiles through Give as You Live here

16 July 2013

The Perfect Pond Season

As well as being a vital component for the British amphibian life cycle, ponds are an important habitat for plants, invertebrates, birds and mammals. These habitats are in decline.  Just adding water to your garden in the form of a clean water pond, bog garden, raised pond or tub pond is a great way to encourage all sorts of wildlife into your garden and help add refigures for wildlife in an increasingly urban environment.

If you’d like to find out more, why not Join Froglife at the London Wetland Centre in Barnes on the 28th of July?
We’ll be hosting a  session on creating the perfect pond for amphibians; talking about features that help make a pond perfect, touching on native v’s non-native pond plants and other considerations when creating a perfect pond.

The talks are being given as part of the Perfect Pond season at the London Wildfowl and Wetland Centre.  The season is funded by the British Ecological Society as part of its centenary Festival of Ecology.

You don’t need to book in advance; you can sign up to one of four sessions on the day

(11.30-12.00, 1pm-1.30pm, 2.30pm-3pm, 4pm-4.30pm)

Find out more about what’s going on and how you can join in at: http://www.wwt.org.uk/visit/london/whats-on/2013/06/15/perfect-pond-season/

For more information on adding a pond to your garden download our publication Just Add Water for free.