On mild evenings between February and April, toads venture out in search of a mate. Their journey is often hazardous with many of them having to cross roads in order to reach their breeding grounds. Each year Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust calls on volunteers to patrol roads to help toads to cross safely. They are carried across the roads in buckets, gently chirping, before being released safely on the other side. Last year an astounding 2700 toads were saved from the roads by volunteers. Let us know if you have spotted any toad spawn in ponds – it won't be long now. Spring really is on the way!
To find out more about the work of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust visit http://www.gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk/
Photo Credit "Bufo bufo 2 (2005 07 11)" by Taka – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons – http://buff.ly/1N9F8yP
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