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Belmont Toad patrol 2020

Discussion of sightings in and around the Chorley area.

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paul b
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Belmont Toad patrol 2020

Post by paul b » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:19 am

We intend to be back at Ward's Reservoir, Belmont to carry out our third year of toad patrolling very soon -could be only weeks away as Froglife have reports of toads moving in Surrey and Hampshire now. Belmont's that bit cooler but even so...climate change etc.

Two requests -please sign up to join the 8 or so patrollers at Ward's -it can be wet and cold I must say but is very rewarding and does make a difference.
Belmont can also be surprisingly balmy too :)
Few skills needed- just some equipment (torch,reflective gear, gloves and of course, waterproofs) and enthusiasm!
Reply to this message if interested.

Secondly, another appeal for reports of any other toad crossings of roads you know about where mortality of them (and frogs, newts etc) is an issue. There is another registered patrol in the Gillibrand area of Chorley ( contact details at Froglife https://www.froglife.org) but are there none in Croston, Ecceleston, Coppull, Adlington and anywhere else?
Please let me know.

Many thanks
Paul Brennan

paul b
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Re: Belmont Toad patrol 2020

Post by paul b » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:26 am

Forgot to mention Paul H's find of a freshly dead toad at Yarrow Reservoir a week or so ago -so movement here in our area also, and therefore the need to be ready to get started.


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