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Volunteers needed to make giant leap for toad-kind

VOLUNTEERS are being asked to hop into action to help Historic Scotland Rangers with the annual toad migration.

Early every morning Rangers carry out patrols to check the nooks, crannies and drains to ensure every toad gets to its destination safely.

The annual ‘Watch Out, Toads About’ event will be taking place on Sunday 1, Saturday 7 and Sunday, April 8.

The amphibians struggle to leap over kerbs

Katy Firth, a Ranger with the Historic Scotland Ranger Service at Holyrood Park, said: “In winter the toads live around Arthur’s Seat and Dunsapie Loch. In order to get to where they spawn, they have to cross a public road with high kerbs.

“The problem is that when they are tired and hungry they can become disoriented and unable to make that last leap to safety.

“We need volunteers to help these amazing creatures cross the road safely.”


Volunteers who would like to assist the Rangers with the Toad Patrols should email [email protected]   or call 0131 652 8150 for further information.

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