Creating a Toad Habitat

Earlier this year I mentioned wanting to make a toad habitat and now it is complete. I've already had a few visit the "waterhole." You can read the whole story and get instructions @
The completed project. Next year the plants will be fuller but this helps give you an idea.

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  • Susan S Susan S on Sep 10, 2012
    Actually, I DO have a specific place now that I think about it. I have a "shade garden" w/ferns and I put in stepping stones I made so really all I'd have to do is dig out an area to put a "water vessel" of some sort in, add a few rocks - NO DROWNINGS - and I should be set!! Isn't it getting a little late in the season to start attracting frogs or toads though??
  • Dee W Dee W on Sep 10, 2012
    yes and no. the time to have your piping in is very soon. I am in NEOhio and my guys will begin hibernating by the end of Oct. If they don't have a place near where they feed they will look elsewhere. If you have any toads around now it is because of food and they would be delighted to have a place to over-winter. On the other hand many people do suggest waiting until spring-because of the laying of eggs. I am not set up for that but my toads have a spot nearby they use and come to my yard for food and lodging. I would personally suggest if you have the time, put in your piping and huts now and be done with it for the winter. This way you can have a little more time to figure out what type of watering hole you want to put in next year and not be fighting the spring rains, muddy ground, weeds and cold weather trying to get it all done.