Toad NUTS Noordhoek Unpaid Toad Savers

Join our youth program - ToadNUTS kids!

ToadNUTS is proud to present our new youth program which falls under the umbrella of Jane Goodall's ROOTS and SHOOTS program to make a positive change for people, animals and our environment!

Our youth program is called ToadNUTS kids and will initially be role modeled by Noordhaven Montessori ToadNUTS kids.

They have come up with several ideas of how they can make a positive change in their environment and we will be blogging their progress shortly.

If you would like to become a ToadNUTS kid, all you need to do is join our website and comment on their blogs and/or add photos, blogs or videos of how you have made a similar positive change in your environment.

Children from all around the world, please join in and make a difference!

 

Check out ToadNUTS kids with Freshly Ground video clip

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGwiaLM2SG4&feature=colike

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The western leopard toad and the law!

2012 Toad Area contacts for the following suburbs & surrounding areas:

Noordhoek 0824761016 Suzie
Sunvalley 0827716232 Alison
Glencairn 021 7826400 Cilla
Fishoek 021 7826144 Evanne
Clovelly  0764548467 Kim

Kommetjie 0828241914 Wally
Zeekoevlei 0847381130 Mark
Kirstenhof 021 7012567 Jean
Muizenberg 0834414740 Susan
Fir Grove 0827712957 Frenske
Tokai 0842646633 Hanniki
Hout Bay 0834028541 Yvonne
Bergvliet 0847381130 Mark
Rondebosch 0722366146 Helene

 

The western leopard toad (Amietophrynus pantherinus) is a protected wild animal in terms of the Nature Conservation Ordinance No. 19 of 1974. This means that no person may harm, capture, possess, or transport this species, or keep it in captivity, without a permit from CapeNature, the provincial nature conservation authority. No commercial trade is allowed in this species, and any person conducting research on this species requires a permit from CapeNature.

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Jacqueline Mary Jayamaha is now a member of Toad NUTS Noordhoek Unpaid Toad Savers
Mar 26
Judy Norton is now a member of Toad NUTS Noordhoek Unpaid Toad Savers
Mar 10
debra west posted a blog post
Feb 24
debra west commented on Suzie's blog post ToadNUTS kids & Jane Goodall
"well done toadnuts! the show you presented so well was entertaining and very informative. congratulations!"
Feb 24
 

About ToadNUTS!

The Toad NUTS (Noordhoek Unpaid Toad Savers) are an exciting group of volunteers with the aim of saving the endangered Western Leopard Toad from extinction.We work together with all toad volunteers in Cape Town (South Africa) and are supported by the WLT-CC (Western Leopard Toad Conservation Comittee)

We are also privelaged to fall under the umbrella of Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots programe and are very happy to have her as our role model!

Feel free to join our website and stay up to date with your Toad news!
You can also contact your area co-ordinator to volunteer for up and coming toad events! Please share your toad encounters and photos with us!

Check out ToadNUTS!

For those of you who missed ToadNUTS on Carte Blanche!

Check out http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx?ID=4096 to watch the ToadNUTS video clip!

(There's a part 1 and part 2)

 

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toad saver group in the states

there's a group of volunteers saving toads in philadelphia, pennsylvania to read about:

http://www.care2.com/causes/thousands-of-toads-crossing-the-road-saved-by-volunteers-every-year.html#comment-6101640

Posted by debra west on February 24, 2014 at 10:47pm

ToadNUTS kids & Jane Goodall

Check out the following link to watch the video clip of ToadNUTS kids with Jane Goodall;

https://vimeo.com/87252794

Thanks to Leigh Wood for video…

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Posted by Suzie on February 23, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Observatory toadlets

There are a large number of toadlets in the South African Astronomical Observatory. A few
Have been around during the last couple of weeks, but they appeared en masse during the storm on Saturday. I have posted some pictures of some rescued from a swimming pool today.

Posted by Jean Ramsay on November 19, 2013 at 5:27pm

Toad Patrols in Oregon

I was delighted to receive the report about the highly successful effort at containing your toads with drift fences and pitfall traps, and the efforts to get the toads successfully across the road. Your success is heartening, especially for someone who, for the past 30 years, has attempted similar efforts in our little community of Sunriver, Oregon (USA). Here, we have the Western Toad (Anaxyrus boreas, aka Bufo boreas). Although the speed limit within Sunriver is 25 mph, we still…

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Posted by Jay Bowerman on November 17, 2013 at 7:12am — 2 Comments

Toadlets started to leaves ponds

Hi all
Please check your swimming pools and drainpipes every morning and install a toad saver or put a car mat over the edge, toadlets have started to leave with the rain or sprinkler systems from some Noordhoek ponds, please report all sightings
Thanks!

Posted by Suzie on November 15, 2013 at 5:26am

Western leopard toad data

Dear prized Western Leopard Toad savers,



Please be so kind as to follow the link below and fill out the form if you have not done so yet ASAP



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/122k0LzfBn0bb81Kn6ISLGltFVPx7M_Gy6tLsX-iPpLw/viewform



Kind regards



Mr Donnavan Kruger

PhD Candidate

School for Biological Sciences

North-West… Continue

Posted by Suzie on November 13, 2013 at 8:00pm

Toadlets Skilpadsvlei and rain on the way!

Wally found the first five toadlets today at Skilpadsvlei where the City of Cape Town reinstated a natural pond that was filled in a few decades due to residents complaining about mosquitoes!





Wally found these five burrowed into the sand under the rocks. They are waiting for the ideal conditions to leave the pond which will give them the best chance of survival - wet overcast weather - I have seen a toadlet so desperate to hydrate that it made a quick dash for the swimming… Continue

Posted by Suzie on November 13, 2013 at 7:00pm

Toadlets due soon this month!

If your toads bred in the first part of the breeding season, it's likely that they may be ready to leave the pond this month.

Checklist;



Toad saver in pool or drape a car floor mat over the edge of your pool with a rock at the top.



Mesh covering all outdoor drains



Veggie scrap patch to provide bugs for them to eat



Mow your grass now on a sunny day so you don't have to mow for two months while they are hiding in the grass!



Garden pond… Continue

Posted by Suzie on November 8, 2013 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Peak season for several toad hotspots!

Fish Hoek, Sunvalley, Lake Michelle, Tokai, Kirstenhof amongst other toad hotspots are experiencing high toad movement right now. This peak activity and calling is expected to last a week so please help in your area!

Most of the Noordhoek ponds did breed in the first wave of breeding in August but some calling is being heard in small garden ponds leading to little bits if movement.

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer as we need more help especially in the Tokai… Continue

Posted by Suzie on September 7, 2013 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

KirMiTS - 70 toads tonight

The Kirstenhof toads started their 'big' move tonight (Friday 6th September) with over 70 toads saved - and unfortunately at least 6 dead.  If previous years are anything to go by, we expect the next few nights to see all our toads moving to the breeding sites and back again.

Any help is welcome - to supplement the fantastic KirMiTS teams.  Contact me on 0834414740 or meet at the Church of the Holy Spirit parking lot, Raapkraal Road, Kirstenhof at…

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Posted by Susan Wishart on September 6, 2013 at 10:19pm

 
 
 

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