ASHWELLTHORPE TOAD WATCH 2017

The Toad watch patrols along The Street in Ashwellthorpe started on 14 February 2017. Each year the toads make their way from Ashwellthorpe Wood to their breeding pond on the west side of The Street and there are now about 27 volunteers who will patrol the toad crossing area and help them to cross the road. This avoids many toad (frog and newt) roadkill casualties. At present the patrols work from 6.00 to 8.15 p.m. whenever the temperature is above 5 C and, preferably for the toads, also damp as well. Up to 25 February 2017, 4 toads, 16 frogs and 6 common newts have been carried to safety with, unfortunately, 5 roadkill frog casualties.

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