Assistance is urgently sought by local volunteer Andrew Lenihan, to help transport migrating toads across the busy Market Road in Kirkintilloch. Each spring hundreds of toads attempt to cross this road while moving between their hibernation sites and their breeding ponds and, each year, many are killed by passing cars in the process. Andrew discovered this crossing point last year and was able, with the help of others (including CARG members), to save many that would have otherwise perished.
So far this spring, numbers of toads crossing the road has been fairly low, but Andrew expects the crossing to become much busier over the next few weeks and is again appealing for help.
If you would like to help reduce the mortality among this toad population and can spare a few hours between 6.30 and 9pm on any mild evening, then please contact Andy who is co-ordinating the effort, either - 1. through the Facebook page he has set up www.facebook.com/toadcrossingkirkintilloch, 2. by email firstname.lastname@example.org or, 3. by phone (email email@example.com to be given the phone number).
Erik Paterson, CARG Secretary