Helping amphibians to survive

Great Massingham has five main road-side ponds. Patrols cover Weasenham Road where rush hour is busy, with through traffic coming in from all directions at speed.

Patrols also cover the main Scotsmans Pit in the centre of the village where toads move along Walcups Lane and Abbey Road. Toads have been more regularly seen to be moving around Scotsman's Pit in recent years.

Our toad populations have fluctuated but generally declined over the years, with change of land use leading to loss of habitat, increased road traffic and probably the numbers of ducks apparently the main causes.

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Risk Assessment