I am a teacher at Wynberg Girls' Junior and the Grade 3 charity of choice is ToadNUTS this year :)
I need to find out who to contact if we were to donate money and find out a little bit more about the cause.
Please let me know who the best person would be…Continue
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Hello Toad Lovers! We have partnered with the Endangered Wildlife Trust to host a Save our Frogs day in honour of our special and endangered Western Leopard Toad. The Endangered Wildlife Trust has selected one frog from each province as the honorary nominee – parallel events will be held around…Continue
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After hearing toads calling on 28 August 2012, at five of the wetlands on Youngsfield Military Base, we were thrilled to find our first four confirmed toadlets emerging this afternoon! So it was not just the sound of lonely males we were hearing, but that of successful breeding endeavours! Yippee!
The Leopard toads who have been snoring for about a week have been silent this past week. Does that mean they have finished mating and have left or that the Otter has got them?
This poor animal was killed crossing Ou Kaapse Weg on Saturday morning..
Please can we appeal to the city of Cape Town to reduce the speed limit on Ou Kaapse Weg as it runs directly through a nature reserve and the roadkill of biodiversity, which is recorded is overwhelming!!…
Everyone is amazed at the loud and plentiful snoring this year. The KirMiTS ponds are still calling Raapkraal, Duck Pond, Westlake River at Lakeside Main Road, Rutter Road and all over the Marina. Many volunteers out last night and again tonight.
Tuesday was our big night so far - 309 toads - 264 in Kirstenhof (with 8 dead) plus the 30 volunteers reported in an earlier blog. Thanks again to the volunteers - we really value your involvement.
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On Sunday night we heard the first call of a lone Leopard Toad, and by Tuesday we had a chorus of them in the Westlake Pond! Interestingly though, they respond to the sound of the railway train which runs alongside the Pond. All will be quiet in the morning, until the train rumbles past, and then they start calling .... then they quieten down until the next train goes past... and we hear them again. Fascinating.
Last year we had very few Toads, but already it sounds like more than…Continue
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On Monday toads started migrating in Sunvalley Fish Hoek and Lakes with more than 80 toads recorded in 3 hours!
Tuesday brought toads in Noordhoek to the party and we now have calling in Devilliers farm, Living Art farm and in Noordhoek proper as well as Fish Hoek sports fields.
Volunteers are trying really hard but struggling to manage the roadkill on Noordhoek main road (Lakes entrances and outside the vet and SIlvermine road (outside Cape Point Vineyards)
Wow - I asked for extra help in the KirMiTS area and we had 30 people out tonight - so amazing - thanks guys. It was especially good to have 10 kids helping. Some of them are from Kirstenhof Primary - thanks Alison for the talks you have given there and to the school & teachers for keeping Leopard Toads on the agenda.
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Well after 3 weeks of having teams on stand-by (some of which did go out anyway), our toads started moving in earnest tonight in Kirstenhof, and, it seems Lakeside and Marina - still waiting to hear from Muizenberg.
We had over 30 in Kirstenhof - 1 dead but, unfortunately, 6 killed on Main Road in Lakeside. This is really frustrating - the most hectic road in our area - most of them were near Toad in the Road and we are going to have to think smart to change the racers on…Continue
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With the growing moon and the possibility of rain on Thursday evening, toads might start their annual migration on Thursday if the rain comes, so please be prepared to drive slowly and save toads in your area on Thursday night!
Please let us know if you spot any movement!…Continue
Dear toadfriends from ALL areas!
photo by Naas Terblanche
As winter draws in, we humans light fires to keep warm and snuggle under thick blankets. Winter is a time of semi-hibernation for us, but for the Western Leopard Toad it is the exact opposite. As temperatures drop, toads begin to hear the call of the breeding…Continue
ToadNUTS kids managed to raise R900 to print 12 porcupine posters in their Green Concert which was a great success. The children played guitar and violin beautifully as well as gave a very nice presentation about porcupine.
These posters will be put up in strategic areas to create awareness to save our porcupine. They are nocturnal creatures and it is wonderful to see that there is still biodiversity in our valley. The threats that they face are roadkill, comercial…Continue
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