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.
Added by Jean Ramsay on November 19, 2013 at 5:27pm —
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… Continue
Added by Jay Bowerman on November 17, 2013 at 7:12am —
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
Added by Suzie on November 15, 2013 at 5:26am —
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
Mr Donnavan Kruger
School for Biological Sciences
Added by Suzie on November 13, 2013 at 8:00pm —
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
Added by Suzie on November 13, 2013 at 7:00pm —
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.
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
Added by Suzie on November 8, 2013 at 5:00am —
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
Added by Suzie on September 7, 2013 at 7:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Susan Wishart on September 6, 2013 at 10:19pm —
Carol Fallowes reported calling in the Marina on Sunday and we started patrolling on Monday night. Our toads are definitely on the move with about 20 on Monday and 25 last night. Thanks to all the great volunteers including our 'newbies' who have come out - especially those you are willing to walk in the rain!
Raapkraal and Kerner Road breeding sites are calling now. Sadly - about 7 dead already - mostly on Main Road (Lakeside and Kirstenhof/ Frogmore Estate) -… Continue
Added by Susan Wishart on August 28, 2013 at 4:16pm —
Please watch out for toad movement tomorrow, the warmer weather and rain might bring on a second wave of movement in Noordhoek and a first wave in other areas which have not bred yet. Please report any calling or toads on roads to your area co-ordinator and drive slowly in hotspot areas.
Added by Suzie on August 20, 2013 at 6:42pm —
Calling has started in some of the Noordhoek ponds! Please be cautious of toads and toad savers on our roads!
We would like to give a huge thank you to the Endangered Wildlife Trust for providing emergency funding for the toad drift fence on Noordhoek main road after funding fell through from our local vineyard at the last minute.
Let's hope that it works and makes Noordhoek main road a safer road for all toads and humans!
Added by Suzie on August 5, 2013 at 5:37pm —
There's a strong possibility that toads might move this weekend so please drive slowly, 40km, at night after 6:30pm and look out for white reflective stones on the ground! Please move the toad to side of the road that it was facing, and don't move it far, just to the side of the road, into the bushes. Please contact your local volunteer group if you would like to help out! Many thanks! ToadNUTS
Added by Suzie on July 25, 2013 at 5:00pm —
The 2013 toading season is upon us - training for those in the Southern suburbs takes place on 20 July at 15h15 at the Tokai library. For more info - Susan (083 441 4740).
If you can't make the training but would like to volunteer for the season please let us know! Some long-term volunteers are no longer available so please sign-up.
Added by Susan Wishart on July 13, 2013 at 10:00am —
Hello Toad Lover,
As you can tell from the temperature gauge, winter approaches! And that means it is time for western leopard toads to start packing their bags and heading for the breeding ponds.
It also means it is time for our annual volunteer training evening!
Toad volunteer training:
Date: Sunday 14th July 2013
Time: 17.00 – 19.00
Venue: Clovelly Country Club
As the toads breed in the Country Club ponds, it is a wonderful choice of… Continue
Added by Suzie on July 7, 2013 at 7:55am —
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
Added by Jo Cawood on March 11, 2013 at 12:15pm —
Hello Toad friends,
The Wetlands Forum has organised a wetlands walk to celebrate the importance of world wetlands day on Saturday 2nd February 2013.
Spaces are limited so please contact Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org 0217892404 to book your spot!
Cost: free entrance but booking essential
Please bring a cash donation for one the following charities;
SPCA Wetlands Forum Friends of Silvermine ToadNUTS
Please bring comfortable shoes, a hat and… Continue
Added by Suzie on January 27, 2013 at 4:30pm —
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
Added by Suzie on November 26, 2012 at 4:55am —
A total of 300 Toadlets were saved off the road at Cape Point Vineyards in 4 hours yesterday as well as 200 Toadlets in 1 hour from the Trout farm!
Thank you to all who helped out, real team work, well done!
Added by Suzie on November 21, 2012 at 5:40am —
Toadlets are leaving the pond now in search of a home, 100 saved off the road so far in 1 1/2 hours at Cape Point Vineyards pond!
To make your house a friendly home, please install a toadsaver, put a rock in your pool and check pool every morning for trapped Toadlets!
Cover your drains, create a compost heap, check your local pond for possible road kill now while it's raining!
Enjoy the biodiversity!
Added by Suzie on November 20, 2012 at 2:00pm —
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!
Added by Kenilworth Racecourse on November 14, 2012 at 3:10pm —