As both toads are hibernating at the moment, we thought it would be nice to have their names waiting for them when they wake up in the new year! Here’s a bit of information on these two characters to give you some inspiration:
The male toad: Spring 2011 will be the first time this young male toad makes his way to a pond. He was a tadpole himself in the same pond 3 years ago, and is still quite small. He is dark green with brown spots and golden eyes, and can hide really well under mud and grass. His favourite food is slugs and he has a special hiding place beneath a shed in a local garden where he sits out the winter.
The female toad: She has made it to the pond 2 years in a row to lay her eggs. She is big and round, with speckled markings on her belly. She likes to hibernate under an old oak log in the woods, and her favourite snack is spiders. She once had a scary run in with a cat, but she escaped unharmed.
Enter your suggestions for names on our website here
Send your suggestions and reasons for these names via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post to: Froglife, Unit 2A Flag Business Exchange, Vicarage Farm Road, Peterborough, PE1 5TX.
Deadline for entries: Midnight Friday 24th of December, with the winners to be announced in the New Year.