The rangers at Moore Nature Reserve are dedicated types and every year put in the effort of leading toad patrols on the road which runs through the reserve. In a “good” year, hundreds of toads have been rescued and deposited safely at their breeding ponds. Before the toad patrols were introduced, dozens of toads were getting run over 😦
It’s a short season and I was only able to join in on one night because of other commitments, but I’m pleased to say I helped rescue about 15 toads – and one smooth newt – and met some lovely people also helping out.
Plus, any excuse to wear head to toe hi viz:
I really feel I have mastered the traditional duck face posture here (!)