The young Western toads migrating across the roads in Ryder Lake have not been stopped by the high temperatures these past few days.  The majority of the toads are crossing in the cooler weather in the morning and evening but are still setting out across hot pavement.  The highest concentration of baby toads on Elk View is found near the intersection of Elk View and Ryder Lake roads as well as a few hundred meters south on Elk View.  Ryder Lake road also has a large contingent of these tiny organisms crossing from the wetland to their foraging habitat.  Please continue to take the voluntary detour route if possible.  There are still hundreds of toads on the roads in the morning and evening.