‘Toad Watch’ training in Midhurst

Donna Robins who has been catching toads to save their lives, as they migrate across a main road to a breeding ground
Donna Robins who has been catching toads to save their lives, as they migrate across a main road to a breeding ground

TO help ensure increasingly rare toads don’t disappear completely, the Arun and Rother Connections project (ARC) is looking for volunteers to help with its ‘Toad Watch’ project this spring.

A training workshop is being held on Sunday, February 15 in Midhurst in collaboration with the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust – and it’s free.

Pete King of the Sussex Amphibian and Reptile Group said: “We want to develop a network of volunteers who will be out there investigating potential toad crossing sites and letting us know where the toads have been seen. Even records of squashed toads – the ones that didn’t make it – will help us find out where they are and where they want to go.

“The workshop and survey are the first steps. Once the network is established, we hope that 
our volunteers will take an active role assisting with crossings that help toads cross the road safely.”

For further information or to book on to the free training event on February 15, contact 
debbie.coggles@rspb.org.uk or call 01273 763 378.