helping amphibians to survive

Common Toad

What we do

Toadwatch operates in Norfolk - please see Froglife for the rest of the UK.

Frogs, Toads and Newts are all threatened by loss of habitat and by diseases introduced from abroad.  Toads are more particular than frogs about where they breed and spend the winter further away from their breeding sites. 

Many toads are killed when they cross roads to get back to their breeding pond in spring.   The toads move after dusk when it is damp and warmer than 5c.  Toadwatch volunteers help the toads to cross the roads safely - without this help many toad populations would become extinct.  The Costessey Patrol have made two videos about their work.  Please see About for more information.

The 2016 migration has started very early on Jan 23 due to the mild conditions.  This is very bad for the toads as dusk in late January is about 17:00 and that is the time for peak traffic!  See the map of the crossings that we patrol and contacts if you would like to help.  The patrols are also listed on Patrols page.   Dates for 2016 patrol meetings are now being added to the Calendar

There are migration reports for Previous Years.

You can support Froglife (the national charity that looks after amphibians) by becoming a Froglife Friend

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