By Hilary Wilson
This time last year the p4 – 7 class of Melvich Primary School learned about the lives of toads and how each year they make the journey back to the same pond where they started life. They found out that the journey can often be perilous as it can mean that the toads have to cross roads where many will sadly die. They also discovered that toads will make this journey en masse therefore meaning that there will be many toads crossing at the same time. In Melvich there is one such crossing point below the Halladale Inn and many toads lose their lives each year. The children decided that people needed to be made aware of the plight of the toads so created some wonderful posters to highlight the situation. Below is a selection of the children’s work.
The children hope people will keep their eyes open for toads and to help them cross the road safely if possible (you can alert members of the NSWG via the Facebook page if the toads start to move and hopefully members of the group can help).
Another idea the children had was for a toad crossing to be put in place so that toads can get to their pond more easily.
Well done to all the children, we love that you are taking such an interest in the wildlife around you.