Thursday, 12 December 2019

Aid for amphibians

MORE than 100 frogs, toads and newts have been helped by the Henley Toad Patrol so far.

Volunteers have installed a 1km barrier along part of the A4155 Marlow Road at Oaken Grove Wood, near Henley Business School, to protect toads and other amphibians as they try to cross the raod to a spawning pond. They collect the creatures in buckets in the evening and carry them across.

The annual migration began on February 6 and so far 100 toads, 10 frogs and three newts have been carried across. Co-ordinator Angelina Jones said the numbers had been lower this year due to the cooler and drier temperatures at dusk but estimated that about 5,000 toads would be helped.

You can follow the group on Twitter at @henleytoads

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