Toad Times!

Last updated on April 17th, 2018 at 09:41 pm

mating toads on road

Between the end of February and mid April, toads all over the country will come out of hibernation and begin their hazardous journey back to their spawning ponds. Toads usually move after dark when the temperature is above 5 or 6oC on damp evenings. Every year thousands of toads are killed on our roads.

If you wish to help them cross safely, why not join us! We are not patrolling in Walsham le Willows as we have done bmigratory toad road signefore due the serious decline in toads seen over the past couple of years. However would you be interested in patrolling in the other sites? We have patrols in Badwell Ash and Stowlangtoft and this year for the first time in Wetherden Road, Great Ashfield. We welcome new volunteers for a couple of hours a week to patrol in teams of two. Short training, insurance and answers to all your questions are provided.If you can help please contact us.

Lorna MacKinnon | 259140 | mackinnonlorna@gmail.com
Sylvie Fitch|  241727 | bob.sylvie@btinternet.com
Ian Cassidy | 233285 |  ian.cassidy4@btinternet.com

image of a toad

Local drivers – we need your help too. We put up and light up toad signs when we patrol. Please slow down and look out for the patrollers in hi-vis jackets.

Thank you.

Lorna MacKinnon & The Team