Why are frogs and toads on our roads?

Amphibians are happy to spend most of the year in our gardens. However they need to return to ponds to breed and right now this is what is happening. The ponds in The Ecology Park and the pond on Galingale Way are where they are heading to. They will take the shortest route available, and they begin to move at dusk. This means that they will be crossing drives, paths and roads during the early evening when traffic flow is at its busiest. The migration lasts roughly six weeks, with some nights seeing much more movement than others. Frogs and toads become active when the temperature is over 5*, preferring wet non-windy weather.

Helping Portishead's amphibians