Toad NUTS Noordhoek Unpaid Toad Savers

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Join ToadNUTS kids and Donovan Copley for a fundraising music concert on Thursday 16th June 2016 at Cafe Roux!

Join Donovan Copley and ToadNUTS Kids (THE RUBBER BAND) at Cafe Roux on Thursday 16th June for a charity concert in aid of a Toadsaver installation drive in the Noordhoek valley to save western leopard toads from drowning in our swimming pools. Tickets limited so please book online at www.caferouxsessions.co.za ASAP - hope to see you…

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Added by Suzie on June 6, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

New Toad app sponsored!

We now have a very cool new toad app kindly donated by Datasmith (www.datasmith.co.za)

Go to www.toadnuts.com to join as a member and go to the playstore on android phones to download the toadnuts app.

Iphone app will be coming out shortly!

Thank your so much Brandon for this amazing tool!!

ToadNUTS!

Added by Suzie on August 9, 2015 at 6:53pm — No Comments

Join ToadNUTS kids and Donovan Copley for a fundraising music concert 6:30pm on Thursday 18th June!

Join Donovan Copley from Hot Water and ToadNUTS for a fundraising MUSIC CONCERT on Thursday 6:30pm at Monkeyvalley!

Main act: DONOVAN COPLEY from HOT WATER accompanied by ToadNUTS Kids…

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Added by Suzie on June 6, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

2014 Toad season Noordhoek & surrounds

Thank you to Richard for the very much appreciated time and effort that goes into collecting and putting together these stats!

 

STATISTICAL SUMMARY …
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Added by Suzie on August 24, 2014 at 6:16am — No Comments

Toad barrier fence Noordhoek

The last portion of the toad barrier fence will be put up this week on Noordhoek Main Road. A huge thank you to ToadNUTS kids Roots & Shoots and Donovan Copley for putting on an amazing Green Concert to fund this initiative! Thank you to our community who so generously supported the event and to Monkey Valley who sponsored the venue!…

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Added by Suzie on July 28, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments

Noordhoek, Fishoek and Sunvalley Toad season has started!

Thank you to all of our volunteers have kicked off the season to a good start and to Richard for these stats!

Please contact me on 0824761016 if you would like to volunteer and look out for the weekend where there should be more movement with the next rains coming! Please check your pools and drains for the next 6 - 8 weeks as toads can easily get trapped on their way to the ponds!

Here are our statistics so far!

 

Noordhoek stats for Thursday to Saturday (wet and…

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Added by Suzie on July 28, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Donovan Copley from Hot Water and ToadNUTS kids!

We have raised R11 000 which will cover the cost of the toad barrier fence for Noordhoek Main Road from the vet to Silvermine Road! Thank you to EVERYBODY who supported this magical evening!

A HUGE thank you to Donovan Copley from HOT WATER for performing for us and working…

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Added by Suzie on June 30, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

ToadNUTS Kids & Donovan Copley from Hot Water

Dear toad person!

You are invited to join ToadNUTS and ToadNUTS kids for a fantastic Green Concert featuring Donovan Copley from Hot Water in concert with our young ‘Green’ musicians in aid of a toad barrier fence.

Date: Thursday 26th June 2014

Time: 6pm – 8pm

Snacks will be served and cash bar available

Tickets: Adults: R100

Children and Pensioners: R50

Venue: Monkey Valley, Noordhoek

100% proceeds go directly to installing a toad barrier fence on…

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Added by Suzie on June 15, 2014 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Toads in action!

Thanks Zach Vincent for a video clip.

This story is just about to be repeated this July! Please watch and look out for some of the ToadNUTS towards the end!

 

http://toadnuts.ning.com/video/padda-in-die-pad-mp4

We are desperatly short of volunteers in Noordhoek and surrounds, please let us know if you are able to help out this season!

Added by Suzie on May 17, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

ToadNUTS kids clean up the streets!

ToadNUTS kids prevented human roadkill by cleaning up the streets!

What are you going to do for your community today? Every small kind act creates a positive ripple effect!

and in this case especially.. prevention is better than cure!



A large amount of builders stone had fallen onto the road at a…

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Added by Suzie on May 15, 2014 at 12:00am — No Comments

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

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!

Added by Suzie on November 15, 2013 at 5:26am — No Comments

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

Added by Suzie on November 13, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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

Added by Suzie on November 13, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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

Added 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

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

Movement tomorrow?

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.
Many thanks
ToadNUTS

Added by Suzie on August 20, 2013 at 6:42pm — No Comments

Toad season started and drift fence is in!

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 — 1 Comment

Rain expected tomorrow, please be on toad alert!

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 — 1 Comment

Sunday 14th July toad training

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 — No Comments

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