22 February 2011

Froglife team make a splash for migrating toads!

Froglife CEO Kathy Wormald and 12 year old volunteer Amy Hamlett have done it! They completed their Big Swim yesterday, with the brave ladies swimming 3km each. You can still sponsor them - all of the donations are going towards our Tuppence a Toad campaign, to save more toads from death or injury on the roads.

Starting on warmer, wetter spring evenings, thousands of common toads migrate back to their favourite breeding ponds, with many of the small amphibians run over before getting a chance to create the next generation. Running since the 1980s, Froglife’s Toads on Roads project has been trying to save them – and Toad Patrols saved over 70,000 last spring! With some toads on the move already, the Big Swim came at a good time to remind us all about their plight.

There are all sorts of things you can do to help:
- Support the Big Swim with sponsorship here
- Find out about doing your own sponsored event here
- Collect your small change to make a big diference for toads and donate here
- Find out about toads in your area here

Well done ladies!

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