helping amphibians to survive

Migration 2009

Sun 12th April - after the rain on Saturday there were a lot of frogs leaving the ponds at Little Melton and Great Melton but few toads were arriving.   We think that the main migration is now over.  We won't be organizing a rota any more but will ask people to check the sites on warm damp evenings.

We have seen fewer toads than during previous years,  this may be because the populations are in decline or it may be because conditions have been too dry and cold this year.   However, we have seen record numbers of Great Crested Newts in Little Melton.

We started to patrol in Great Melton this year and a lot of toads have been saved there.

LocationToads savedToads LostFrogs savedFrogs LostGt Crested NewtsGT LostCommon NewtsC Lost
Bowthorpe359?29




Great Melton42510937
2
41
Little Melton5573015510317374
Total134113922110337415

We report the numbers to Froglife and to the county amphibian recorder.

The migration started properly on Tuesday 24th Feb - see below for daily reports.

Mon 6th April - A message from Sarah, the Bowthorpe organizer. "Few volunteers have been called, as any movement has been early and insubstantial.  If you  have been called on a day you have indicated but an answer machine is recording, no message has been left.  By the time the message was received the crossing would have ceased and I have no way of knowing the number of volunteers out on patrol. If we have a major crossing I will try to contact everyone, even if it is not your day so no one is missed."

Animals saved -

DateLocationToadsFrogsGt Crested NewtsCommon Newts
11/04/2009Great Melton535
2
11/04/2009Little Melton7332
07/04/2009Little Melton4

1
06/04/2009Great Melton0


06/04/2009Little Melton3


05/04/2009Great Melton1


04/04/2009Great Melton151

04/04/2009Little Melton4


03/04/2009Great Melton7


03/04/2009Little Melton0


01/04/2009Bowthorpe125


31/03/2009Great Melton45

1
31/03/2009Little Melton271

30/03/2009Great Melton20
1
30/03/2009Little Melton152

29/03/2009Great Melton0


28/03/2009Great Melton3


27/03/2009Great Melton9


27/03/2009Little Melton3


26/03/2009Great Melton23


25/03/2009Great Melton16
11
24/03/2009Great Melton1


23/03/2009Great Melton12


23/03/2009Little Melton21

22/03/2009Great Melton271

22/03/2009Little Melton23


21/03/2009Great Melton40


21/03/2009Little Melton4


20/03/2009Great Melton21


20/03/2009Little Melton72

19/03/2009Great Melton24


19/03/2009Little Melton5381
18/03/2009Great Melton15


18/03/2009Little Melton17


17/03/2009Great Melton



17/03/2009Little Melton13


16/03/2009Great Melton107


16/03/2009Little Melton304

15/03/2009Bowthorpe2


15/03/2009Great Melton23


15/03/2009Little Melton213

14/03/2009Bowthorpe12

14/03/2009Great Melton11


14/03/2009Little Melton386

13/03/2009Bowthorpe873

13/03/2009Little Melton1943923
12/03/2009Bowthorpe6515

12/03/2009Little Melton381
11/03/2009Bowthorpe255

11/03/2009Little Melton422
1
10/03/2009Bowthorpe
2

07/03/2009Bowthorpe2


07/03/2009Little Melton228

06/03/2009Little Melton



05/03/2009Bowthorpe1


05/03/2009Little Melton



04/03/2009Little Melton



03/03/2009Little Melton
1

02/03/2009Little Melton



01/03/2009Little Melton1

1
28/02/2009Little Melton
1

27/02/2009Bowthorpe302

27/02/2009Little Melton61634
26/02/2009Little Melton1112
25/02/2009Bowthorpe21


25/02/2009Little Melton44917
24/02/2009Little Melton1115125
19/02/2009Little Melton2

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