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.   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 2014 migration started on Feb 18th.   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.  

Toadwatch featured on the Radio 4 programme Costing The Earth in May 2013.

Please click on Previous Years to see what happened in 2013 and earlier.

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

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