Alison reports of a fantastic first week’s work with her team of Toad NUTS (Noordhoek Unpaid Toad Savers).
“Since our initial excitement of installing the barrier on Monday and Tuesday last week and having significant toad numbers behind the barrier or in buckets, we have had very little toad movement since – as you can see from the table below. On Thursday Wally’s team, together with 4 gardeners from the Lake Michelle development, we were able to fully install the western barrier along the cycle track and around the pond at the new entrance. This means that our toads are protected on their journey to and from the ponds.”
The summarised statistics since 5th August are shown below:
This already shows a decrease in roadkill by 20% from previous years, where Western Leopard Toad road mortalities were as high as 30%.
Once again, well done to the team!