Published on Sat, 2 Feb 2019 11:30

Frogs, toads and newts will be migrating to their spawning ponds soon. All amphibians have declined massively. They eat slugs and other garden and agricultural pests so are well worth looking after. They usually migrate shortly after sunset on mild, wet evenings in early spring. Unfortunately this is when the roads can be at their busiest! One way to stem this decline is to help them across the roads, so if you are interested, join a Toad Patrol or form a new one in your area. All you need is a bucket, torch and a high viz jacket! 

Please look at your own fences and see if wildlife can migrate through your garden. Many hedges and old fences have been replaced with impenetrable concrete gravel boards. these and other obstacles are having a serious impact on hedgehogs and amphibians, so try and leave some gaps for wildlife to pass through. 

If you would like to join an existing Toad Patrol or form a new one get in touch via info@toadwatch.org or take a look at the website: www.toadwatch.org. Also, if you know of a spot on the roads where many are killed, please let us know. Thank you!

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