Breaking New Ground

Reconnecting People with The Brecks

Return of the Pool Frog

Exciting news from our Pingos and Pool Frogs project!

For the first time in 20 years, rare Northern Pool Frogs have been re-introduced to Breckland pingos on Norfolk Wildlife Trust's Thompson Common, its last known native site. This frog was once extinct in the UK, and now thanks to concerted efforts by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, it has been restored in the wild!

On 18th August, over 40 tadpoles and froglets were released into a pingo lake on Thompson Common, and over the coming week 400 more frogs will be released onto the site, with the hope of establishing a sucessful colony. 

Northern Pool frogs look similar to common frogs but they have a bright geen stripe on their backs. The males have a distinctive call, which will hopefully be heard again one these froglets reach maturity!