Frog proof fencing will protect amphibians from works at Camley Street Natural Park

Tuesday 28th August 2018

Camley Street Natural Park by Karolina Leszczynska-GogolVolunteers at Camley Street Natural Park by Karolina Leszczynska-Gogol

As we prepare for the demolition of the old visitor centre at Camley Street Natural Park, volunteers have been assisting our staff in ensuring our wildlife is looked after during this exciting period of change.

Here, our volunteer team prepare a shallow trench, which will act as a base for an amphibian fence, to go in before demolition. This fence will keep the local smooth newts, common frogs and common toads away from danger.

We bury the fence by about 10cm, to discourage even the most determined wrigglers, and at almost a metre high it should rebuff even the most athletic frogs.

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Installing the amphibian fence at Camley Street Natural Park

Smooth newt at Camley Street Natural Park by Aleksander Makucewicz

The creation of a much-needed visitor centre and learning centre at Camley Street Natural Park has been made possible by funding of £1,098,000 from Heritage Lottery Fund, supported by Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Thames Water, Garfield Weston Foundation, the Taurus Foundation and Section 106 funds from the King’s Cross Central development.

Images by Karolina Leszczynska-Gogol and Aleksander Makucewicz

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