Probably the most familiar of Kent's amphibians, the Common Frog frequently uses garden ponds for spawning.
More commonly seen in larger ponds than those found in gardens, the Common Toad will often coexist alongside fish; the tadpoles being so distasteful that fish soon learn to leave them alone!View Profile
Considered to be extinct from all recorded historical sites in Kent, the Natterjack Toad has recently been reintroduced into the county. An animal of coastal dunes and lowland heaths the Natterjack Toad is a compulsive burrower.View Profile
Great Crested Newt
The largest of our native newts, the Great Crested Newt is strictly protected under European legislation; as its rate of decline is greater than other native amphibians. Kent has good populations of this species.View Profile
One of two small newt species found in the county the Smooth or Common Newt is found throughout most of Kent. Along with the Common Frog they will frequently colonise small garden ponds.View Profile
One of two Small Newt species found in the county the Smooth or Common newt is found throughout most of Kent.
Interestingly, in Kent the distribution of the Palmate Newt is largely associated with historic ancient woodland sites.
Marsh Frog (Non-native)
Marsh Frogs are Europe's largest frog. They are considered non-native and were introduced into Kent in the 1930s.
Alpine Newt (Non-native)
This colourful newt has become established in Kent in recent decades and is particularly well established in the Canterbury area.View Profile