- Tuesday, 07 August 2012
In Autumn as temperatures drop and we look forward to bonfire night, Sussex Wildlife Trust is reminding people that many animals also start searching for places to hibernate.
Each year we check our bonfires for sleepy hedgehogs but it’s equally likely that toads, frogs and newts also find shelter in log or leaf piles for their seasonal snooze.
Toads and frogs play an important role as predators in the garden and might be missed in any bonfire checks. By taking the following simple steps all community bonfire organisers and families with back garden celebrations can ensure that wildlife isn’t harmed:
To find out how to help wildlife in your garden please visit Sussex Wildlife Trust’s advice pages on the website www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife/index.htm