Toad Time!

We’ve had the frog  photos now it’s the turn of the toads!

These photos were taken on an estate in the North York Moors where they have created a Moorland duck pond.

Common Toads vary in colour from Dark Brown, Grey, Olive Green to Sandy and have broad bodies and warty skin.  Toads tend to walk rather than hop and are widespread and common in mainland Britain.  The Common Toads generally live away from water except when mating and they hibernate during winter in deep leaf litter, log piles and in burrows.

Tadpoles hatch after about 10 days and gradually change completely or metamorphose into tadpoles over 2 to 3 months.  Common Toads can live for up to 10-12 years.