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a common toad sitting in grass looking directly at the camera

Common Toad Bufo bufo

The common toad is widespread throughout mainland Britain. They prefer deeper water bodies in which to breed. These may include farm ponds, reservoirs, fish ponds or village duck ponds. Sadly these types of freshwater bodies are threatened in many parts of the UK and toads have been declining. Image: Paul Kitchener (Flickr).

Find out more: Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, iNaturalist