We've had a request from a local wildlife group who need volunteers to help toads this spring:
The common toad is in decline. Many toads are killed crossing the road each spring as they make their way to breeding ponds. Could you help local toads to cross the road? Adult volunteers (at least 18 years old) are needed to help the local patrol on Stevenage Road (near the Redcoats Farmhouse restaurant) on mild evenings from mid Feb to the end of March.
All you need are warm clothes, a hi-viz jacket, vinyl gloves, a bucket, and a good torch. If you would like more information, please contact Pam Davies on 01462 434 202, or [email protected]. “Toads on Roads” is a national scheme co-ordinated and funded by the national charity Froglife (www.froglife.org) in partnership with the scheme’s corporate sponsor ACO.