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Great Waldingfield: Could you help toads cross the road during busy mating season?

15:10 11 March 2014

George Millins is pictured with volunteers in Folley Road, Great Waldingfield as they prepare to help frogs / toads cross the road.

George Millins is pictured with volunteers in Folley Road, Great Waldingfield as they prepare to help frogs / toads cross the road.

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A plea for help has been issued by amphibian enthusiasts keen to protect dwindling numbers of toads as they cross a busy road during the breeding season.

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At peak times when toads are trying to cross highways to get back to ponds where they spawned, many can be killed.

Conservationist George Millins, from Great Waldingfield, said the toad population is in decline due to loss of terrestrial habitat.

He added: “Toads live on land for most of the year and only go back to the water to breed. They need suitable habitat such as compost heaps, but due to gardens being ‘over manicured’ these days, much of that habitat has been lost.”

Mr Millins is calling for volunteers to help toads across Folly Road into the school pond.

He added: “We are enjoying a dry spell but as soon as it gets damp again, the toads will be on the move.”

Volunteers must patrol for two hours in the early evening, on a rota basis, during a six-week period from early March. No experience is required, but volunteers need a high visibility vest, latex gloves, a bucket and a powerful torch. Call 07534 263629.

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