Our Last Toad
In the fall of 2016, we fitted 30 toads with transmitter belts and were able to track 11 of them to winter hibernation sites.
|Toad 57 was our last toad to have her transmitter belt removed on March 24th 2017|
A huge THANK YOU to all of the toad volunteers that helped us catch toads or allowed us to access private land in 2016-17! We have removed the transmitter belts from each of our toads and all of our field work is now complete.
The next step is the data analysis and write-up phase of our project. We are excited to dive into all of our data to learn what toads are cueing into when they select hibernation sites, or if there is anything at all. As development pressure and traffic levels increases in the local area, understanding what toads need for winter hibernation can help private land owners and land managers protect critical habitat features. We will keep everyone posted on our results. Watch for another public presentation in fall 2017.