Did you know that the Western Toad is a species of concern that in lives in and around the Village of Cumberland? It’s true. Every summer countless tiny toads take part in an EPIC migration from local wetlands and lakes, across trails and roads and into the forest.
This summer the Cumberland Forest is joining forces with local biologists, bikers, hikers, and amphibian fans for a Western Toad Project. Together we will be:
The community is invited to get involved.
Join our league of Citizen Scientists. We’ll be using the iNaturalist platform to track locations, migrations, lifecycles to help us better understand the activities of the local populations and support future planning. Download the free app and stay tuned for training sessions to be offered by Zoom and in person leading up to July and August
Join our Tiny Toad Patrol. We will be coordinating a Volunteer Naturalist Program where trained community volunteers provide information at key access points to the network to let them know about the status of the migration including current roads and trails impacted. Volunteers will also be needed to help install and uninstall temporary signage in a variety of areas.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add your name to the volunteer lists and send more details soon!