Meet Toad aka die Krote
alongside his travelling companions die Molche
My German teacher, Herr Reinhold Scheible is part of the group of volunteers that every morning and evening, for about 6 weeks, collects the toads who have been stopped from crossing the road on their way to a breeding pond.
And this is just up the road from me. I usually walk Bear there in the mornings. AND Herr Scheible used to live in Lampertsweiler (where I am) and moved to Braunenweiler (where Georg and Margot live).
So I was pleased to be able to go with him this morning, although as it has been very cold again only a couple were collected.
|A Barrier is put up|
|So the toads are not run over|
Their progress is blocked.
|They are taken across the road|
and hide from the crows till night
And all of this happens just to right of screen!
|The view from my balcony|
And so does this! Imagine my surprise and delight.
A shepherd had parked there overnight and then moved on. When I mentioned it to Georg he, of course, knew the shepherd. Thank heavens I saw them. They came and went very quickly. Most of the fields you see have had tractors on them during the last week so the sheep would not have had access to them. I was very excited to see them, and so was Bear. It enlivened his stroll no end!