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Common Toad (Bufo bufo)

Common Toad (Bufo bufo)common toad spawnRecorded Common Toad Distribution in Kent

More commonly seen in larger ponds than those found in gardens, the common toad will often coexist alongside fish; the tadpoles being so distasteful that fish soon learn to leave them alone! 

Common toads are particularly vulnerable during the breeding season when they migrate 'en masse'. Unfortunately the sight of many hundreds of toad fatalities on the county's roads is all too familiar.

The Beachborough Conservation Project hopes to address this issue for a population of toads in Folkestone by raising enough funds to install the county's first toad tunnels. KRAG is affiliated to the project and will continue to offer support until the final objective of installing the tunnels is achieved.

Toad spawn is easily distinguished from frog spawn as it is laid in strings not clumps.