THE world’s biggest wildlife survey has reported a chorus of frogs hopping around in Lancashire gardens – but our native squirrels are in the red.

This year, for the first time in the 36-year history of the survey, Big Garden Birdwatch participants also asked participants to tell the RSPB about some of the other wildlife which visits their gardens.

In Lancashire, more than 60 per cent of participants said they saw a grey squirrel in their gardens regularly.

Fifty-one per cent of participants regularly saw a common frog in their garden.

The red squirrel was one of the least-seen garden visitors, with 96 per cent of participants in Lancashire reporting they never saw one in their gardens.

Daniel Hayhow, RSPB conservation scientist, said: “This massive survey shows how important our gardens are for the amazing variety of wildlife living there.

“This is the start of something big and something very, very important.”