MY FROG/TOAD HABITAT

About: 1945 was a very good year. No, not for wine ... for me. I was born. Yes, I'm old, Father William, but brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. So let me welcome you to the Little Sho...

Intro: MY FROG/TOAD HABITAT

Wifey and I moved into our new house on Halloween of 2017. When spring arrived I saw all these tiny toads hopping around the yard. They needed a habitat. So I built one.

Step 1: HABITAT LOCALE

This area (as the previous owners left it) seemed ready made for a habitat.

Step 2: Decor

I rummaged through the garage and found toady stuff, and rummaged in the yard and around the house and found bricks.

Step 3: 'TIS SOME LONELY VISITOR, I MUTTERED.....

No sooner had I begun when a toad paid a visit to the area.

Step 4: THE TOAD POND

I found a cover in the garage to some forgotten serving dish. I wanted something I could change the water frequently knowing mosquitoes would also visit the habitat. I leveled the area and added water, then gathered the bricks.

Step 5: I ADDED BRICKS

I created cubbies for the toads to hide and feel secure in, and to my surprise, I hadn't even finished decorating the habitat when a toad jumped into the pond. He didn't move at all while I finished decorating the area. It was at this point I knew I was doing the right thing.

Step 6: FINISHING TOUCHES

At this point I stopped and let Mr. Toad enjoy the pond. I will, over time, add plants and what-not to the habitat. I might even build Toad Hall. And if you look carefully, you'll see Mr. toad is still in the pond.

I checked the pond again and there was another toad, unless it was the same toad showing his other profile. If more come I'll post their pictures.

I added Toad Hall.

There was a baby toad in the pond today. They seem to be enjoying it.

A large toad visited the pond.

Shaggy mane mushrooms (coprinus comatus) grew.

Let me know what you think. Comments are always welcome and questions are always answered.

KJ

Step 7: PLEASE VISIT MY OTHER LITTLE SHOP INSTRUCTABLES

This was an easy build and so rewarding when it was inhabited even before I finished.

KJ

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    LeighsaW

    8 weeks ago on Step 6

    I just LOVE this! We just moved a couple of weeks ago so I wonder if we have frogs in our yard...? There is a sizeable creek at the very back of the yard so there are surely some sort of Amphibeans around.

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    Kink JarfoldLeighsaW

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    So glad you love my frog habit. If you've got a creek, you definitely have critters living there. Wifey and I moved from an area that had a creek and at night you could hear the frogs loudly croaking. Our creek was also home to crayfish, snapping turtles, little fish, and snakes. I was surprised that our new house had frogs. I keep adding frog pictures to my Instructable. My habitat is a success.

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    oconee31.

    8 weeks ago

    It is very nice that you created an area for the frogs. And apparently, they think so too. :)

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    Kink Jarfoldoconee31.

    Reply 8 weeks ago

    Thanks for the words of support for my toads. I just built a little Toad Hall for them.

    KJ

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    Brokk Hrafnsson

    2 months ago

    Hehe, this instructable reminded me of the great toad invasion of 2011: baby toads everywhere. And I mean everywhere.

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    Brokk HrafnssonKink Jarfold

    Reply 2 months ago

    Here on our property, unfortunately. I think it was 2011, at least. I remember stuffing my coat pockets full of little toads, hoping to take them to our 'habitat'. Here's hoping there won't be a Great Hangliding Cow invasion of 2018 ;)

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    Kink JarfoldBrokk Hrafnsson

    Reply 2 months ago

    I've never seen a hang gliding cow. I hope I never see one. But I will tell you anyhow, I'd rather see than be one.

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    Gadisha

    2 months ago

    So nice of you that you made this for the toads!

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    Kink JarfoldGadisha

    Reply 2 months ago

    Yes, Gadisha, building this little habitat for my yard toads was very rewarding. Thanks for your comment.