“Two roads in Ellesmere will be partially closed overnight until the end of April [2022] to help toads in the  area to head back to their breeding ponds after hibernation.

From 26 February to 30 April short sections of Swan Hill and Caegoody Lane will be closed between 7pm and 5am.

Meanwhile, a local group of volunteers called Ellesmere Toad Patrol will be on site, buckets in hand, in an attempt to help the toads cross the road safely.

 Anyone who would like to volunteer for a couple of hours a week in teams of two or three is asked to visit Ellesmere Toad Patrol on Facebook.”

Shropshire Council Council Newsroom webpage

To read the full article please click here: https://newsroom.shropshire.gov.uk/2022/03/volunteers-help-ellesmeres-toads-to-cross-the-roads/

Photo: Shropshire Council Newsroom
Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot