Hello Toad Friends in Noordhoek, Glencairn, Glencairn Heights, Sun Valley and Fish Hoek,

Every winter thousands of Western Leopard Toads leave the safety of their solitary garden homes in our suburbs to make the life-threatening journey to their nearest ponds to breed. Many of these animals won’t make it home – they will become road kill statistics.

Here are the numbers from the 2010 breeding season:

Over 100 volunteers

Patrolled in 18 suburbs

For 752 hours

To save 1753 toads.

Sadly of these, up to 20% were killed by unwitting motorists

Without our volunteers, the death toll would be far higher. Become part of one of the largest volunteer efforts in South Africa to save a single species from extinction! Any amount of your time is appreciated.

Join us for training to become a toad volunteer for the 2011 breeding migration (July – September)

Date: 18th May Time: 19h00 – 21h00

Venue: Cape Point Vineyards Tasting room  No 1. Chapman’s Peak Drive, Noordhoek

(from Noordhoek follow Noordhoek Main Rd to CPV entrance on right – just before start of Chapman’s Peak Dr.

Tea and coffee will be served

Please let us know if you can attend. All ‘oldies’ should join us for new data collection instructions.

 Many thanks,

 Alison and Suzie  Toad NUTS www.toadnuts.co.za

Click here for a delightful tale of a Noordhoek Toad.  If you have a toad tale that you would like to share with us please email kim@scenicsouth.co.za