PLEASE TAKE CARE OF OUR TOADS!
North Runcton Common has a large population of Common Toads. They tend to move to-and-from the ponds in February and March and then again in late Sept/early Oct). They generally move on mild, wet nights – sometimes in large numbers. Please look out for them when driving through the village at night, especially near the Ponds and on the Common – and avoid running over them! The migration route has been added to a national data base.
Photo: E. Dack
We also have a good population of resident newts – which move at similar times of year to the toads, and grass snakes – which sometimes like to sit in the road in summer months to warm up. Again – be careful when driving along Common Lane or the Twistey Twiney.
Please respect our wildlife!