The baby western toads were out in full force today scrambling across both Ryder Lake and Elk View roads.  The densest concentration of toads this morning were crossing Elk View road near the intersection with Ryder Lake road (near the mailboxes).  The migrating toads are very small –  only about the size of the eraser on the top of a pencil.  They look a lot like bits of gravel… until they move!   If possible, please take the posted voluntary detour route to avoid running over these endangered animals.  A map of the detour route can be seen below.