Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Ruth Popely is working for the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARCT) as the Cumbria Natterjack Conservation Officer.
The Natterjack is the UK’s rarest amphibian and Ruth's task is to increase the populations of these endearing beasties all along the coastal fringe of the county, which is their traditional territory.
If you are interested in helping, please get in touch by calling Ruth on (01229) 719658 or
For more on the ARC-Trust and their work in conserving all the UK’s reptiles and amphibians have a look at the website, www.arc-trust.org
Below are some photographs taken by Andy Deacon of DPI on a recent visit to a local Cumbria site with Arc Trust.