8 December 2011

A Froglife Song for Christmas!

Froglife Friends Zamba, who’s bouncy Froglife song was inspired by the plight of amphibians and roads, have an EP which features the Froglife single - an ideal Christmas gift.

Zamba have been busy with lots of gigs in and around their native north Devon, and were even shortlisted for the Best Reggae Act in the South West Music Awards!
The Zamba crew (in person and virtually!) at the South West Music Awards
The carnival band contacted Froglife earlier in the year to let us know we had inspired their creativity, and the hopping Froglife song has been the theme tune for events in London and Manchester so far.  A donation from the profits of the Froglife song will help support our Toads on Roads project.
  • You can buy the Froglife single online from iTunes and Amazon
  • Hard copies of the Froglife EP are available from the band. A perfect Christmas gift, the CD also makes a difference for wildlife! They are available for £6 including postage and packing by emailing Della on zambaband@hotmail.com
There are lots of other goodies available in the Froglife shop on our website here!

7 December 2011

Glowing Support to Help Toads Cross Roads

Froglife has teamed up hi-tech light specialists The Glow Company to support volunteers saving toads. 
As the weather begins to become warm and damp in spring 2012, Common toads (Bufo bufo) will wake up from their winter hibernation.  The only thing toads are interested in every spring is getting back to their breeding ponds –generally not just any old pond, but the pond they grew up in themselves.  They will try to get back there, no matter what is in the way – including busy roads.
A Common toad Bufo bufo crossing a busy road 
Some animals are lucky enough to have one of Froglife’s Toad Patrols to help their crossing.  This can help give local toads a fighting chance of survival into the future.  In spring 2011 alone, over 67,000 toads were saved by Toad Patrol volunteers all over the UK.
“Thanks to our Tuppence a Toad fundraising appeal launched last October, Froglife can offer extra support to help the volunteers with the next migration,” explains Liam.  “They can get in touch with us to access free resources like buckets and hi-vis vests.”
On top of this, The Glow Company will be offering a 15% discount on any of their luminescent products to all Toad Patrollers in time for next spring.  Useful items for keeping safer whilst protecting toads include LED traffic batons, wand torches, head torches, and glow in the dark hi vis vests.
  • If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Toad Patroller, Froglife can put you in touch with your local patrol, or support you to set up a new patrol at a toad hot-spot. 
  • You can also help Common toads by creating a compost heap or log pile in your garden, creating a pond, and avoiding the use of slug pellets and other garden chemicals.
  • Toad Patrollers can find more information on the Froglife website – www.froglife.org and access the discount by contacting Froglife on 01733 558844 or emailing Liam Atherton liam.atherton@froglife.org
Beautiful greetings cards featuring toads are available in the Froglife Shop, and make a perfect gift for Christmas!  Find out more here.