Keep toads hoppy with alternative route
All we are asking is to give a species a chance: the Western Toad.
The ones that migrate yearly at Barnjum and Riverbottom Roads in particular.
The amazing feat of endurance by these tiny amphibians takes place in your backyard.
If you haven’t seen the film Toad People, please take some time and watch it.
It’s funny, has amazing underwater tadpole scenes and even features a local musician.
It also has sentimental appeal. I may be soft and mushy, but that doesn’t compare to toads.
Toads on the road, where tires meet, to be more specific.
Keep toadlets hoppy. Use Menzies Road as an alternative route during this time.
Not only do they need the lake, toads also require hibernation grounds to overwinter.
I understand that housing development is planned in the area of Wake Lake.
Human habitat will most definitely decimate the Western Toad population.
If there is a group fundraising to secure habitat for this species (and money for ours), I’d be willing to help.
Considering what toads accomplish in their lifetime, imagine what we can do in ours to help them.