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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Toads Moving to their breeding ponds

I checked the known road crossing points around the Copley Valley this evening and found:

Washer Lane 0 and 0 dead toads
Bottom track (along past the Milner Royd Allotments) 19 males and 1 possible female. 0 dead.
Copley Lane 0 and 0 dead.

Watch out for them on any small road near water, as I am sure you will want to steer round if you are driving, when it's safe to do so.

Anyone who wants to see the migrating toads, or help move them off the road, meet at the start of the allotments track (Sowerby Bridge Household Recycling Site.) at 8.30pm tomorrow, Friday. Bring a torch and wear old shoes, light clothing. (I have only one spare high-visibility vest.)

I wont give tallies here every night, but will keep notes. If others at other toad-watch points could do the same, we could collate them at the end of the season.

I can't do this Saturday, but can Sunday, probably.

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