Natterjack Toad Oil on Board
- Artist: Mary McGrath
- Dimensions: 12.7 x 17.8 cm (5 x 7 inches)
One of Ireland’s most endangered creatures, the natterjack toad, is making a slight comeback. During the recent dry spell many of their local ponds in south Kerry dried up. Spawn was rescued and taken to Fota Wildlife Park where it hatched out successfully. 200 baby toads were then released under a NPWS conservation scheme which compensates farmers who maintain suitable breeding ponds on their land.