The planet is our home; we need to be more responsible. Here's what I do.
Water is a known feature of the Dutch landscape. It’s there alongside every road and pathway.
There are canals and ditches close by, channeling water into a complex network of interconnected drainage systems.
With them comes opportunity for habitat for all manner of life.
There are swans, coots and other water fowl. Meanwhile wee beasties join the party too.
On our way home on Sunday night we spotted these torch bearing local heroes.
It’s time for the toad patrol.
The overstekkend padden migrate locally to spawn.
Tonight we set out to do our bit.
This one was lucky.
Three toads successfully seen across the road. Many more unsuccessful.
Here’s hoping the toad patrol save many more.
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a blog by a multilingual expat-since-birth, linguist, researcher, mum of three, living in the Netherlands and writing about bilingualism, multiculturalism, parenting abroad, international life...