Toads at Dothill - Article in The Telegraph
The Friends group and their
partners have been praised for their work with local schools and held up as a role model, to be copied throughout the UK in the national press. This was in a full page article on the decline in common toad populations nationwide, in today's (Tuesday 28th May
2019) 'Telegraph' newspaper.
The Reserve is a stronghold of the common toad, whose populations have collapsed in other parts of Telford and the UK. As a result, the Reserve is part of a PhD project involving
ARC (the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation trust) and Wolverhampton University, to look into this. The group has part funded this project.