Toads on the Road

Tuesday, March 13th 2012

The warm weather over the last few days has driven Common Toads out of hibernation.  They can now be seen all over the reserve making their way back to pools and ponds to breed.  These two were spotted out on the wetland as we checked the water levels.

Happy Toads

The female toad (<13cm) is much larger than the male (<8cm).  Their skin is much drier and bumpier than Common Frogs and they move by walking or hopping rather than jumping.  Another sure sign to know if you are looking at a toad, is the striking copper coloured eye.

Please take extra care if you are driving on up to the Field Centre as the track has now become a toad highway!

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