Yorkshire Ridings magazine this month pays tribute to volunteers from Osmotherley who respond to the urgent message: ‘the toads are on the move’.
Patrollers tell me that, each year, thousands of toads emerge from hibernation on the moors and trek to Cod Beck reservoir in search of a mate. And to prevent the toads being killed on the road, the volunteers scoop them up in buckets and carry them across.
Volunteers not only learn about wildlife, but see the
and stars emerge, and make friends in the spring evenings.
Read all about it in Yorkshire Ridings Magazine,
To join the volunteers, call Steve Rogers on 01609 883615
And to learn more about Britain’s declining amphibian populations, see Froglife