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Toad Abode

While I was clearing away some weeds I found two or maybe three toads.  I must have wrecked their home.  One was larger so he must be the male. The smaller toad must be his mate.  I'm not sure if I saw a third toad.

One went under a concrete square.  The other watched me for a while, then moved away.  I blocked his path making him go in the opposite direction. But I decided to leave him alone to go back to weeding.  

They lined up their bodies against the brick wall as if posing.  It must be a defense mechanism.

 Last year a toad made its home in one of my flower pots and it stayed all summer.  I messed up their home while weeding so I want to make them another.

They sell "toad abodes" but the prices are high:


I decided to make my own, something like the flowerpot a toad used last year. Here is an article from the National Wildlife Federation.

I'm sure I can make a better looking home than this one.  Lynette seems interested in making a few toad abodes herself.


12 comments:

  1. Love it John...you did a fantastic job!!!

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  2. I would love to have toads in my garden! I'm glad you are going to make a home for your toads. This is a great idea.

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  3. Hey, maybe "toad abodes" could be a whole new sideline for you!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your photographs.
    Love your toad abode!

    All the best Jan

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  5. How good to find a bit of wildlife and think about building it a home rather than removing it. Don't think toads do any harm, and they do eat insects.

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  6. I remember your pet toad from last year. Or were you his pet? I can't remember. We have the little bitty ones here. The dog is puzzled by them but never attacks.

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  7. Hi John! :) That is so cool! We have some mini little toads here, maybe the size of a peanut, and they surprise me every year in the flowers. I think I'll make them some toad abodes too, what a nice idea!

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  8. Very cool! I used to do this every spring. Toads in the garden are a good thing.

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  9. John, I think toads are very interesting, beyond that, I just want to let you know I've relocated. If you'd like to follow where I'm at now, just click on my name and you'll be taken there.

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    1. Thanks Lon. I'll follow you there.

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  10. I like your toad abode. I have a toad abode in my garden but no toads yet. I bought mine at a garden center and it is made in the shape of an old boot.

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