Picture: Supporters of ‘toad patrol’ include comedian Russell Brand
Our Keepers will be on ‘toad patrol’ over the next six weeks, joining other Islanders in a bid to reduce the number of squashed amphibians on the roads.
Common toads are declining in the UK and thousands are killed each Spring as they make their way to ‘breeding ponds’ that have been used by generations of the warty creatures.
Keeper Terri Cook says: “At this time of year, toads migrate for breeding – but they don’t have great road sense, so we’re volunteering to help them cross in safety. Come and join us and help a toad across the road!”
- To volunteer for toad patrols, please contact Bob Easter on 01983 402919. You can find out more here.