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Toad Patrol

 6th Feb 2012

Common Toad 250Now that we’ve passed the depths of winter we are expecting toads and other amphibians to emerge out of their hibernation and head off to their natal breeding ponds.

One such pond is in Castle Cary. The toads have to cross a busy road to get to the pond and unfortunately many are killed each year. From late February to early April we organise “patrols” to help the toads cross safely.

It just takes just a couple of hours one evening a week during late February and March to make a real difference to the chances of these endearing animals surviving.

If you live in the Castle Cary area and would like to help, please contact Dave Boyer. Call Dave on 01963 350418 or 07903 276315 for more information.