We have a toad that hangs out on our back porch every year.
I’m sure she lives in our garden and hibernates there in the winter, digging herself a warm bed under the ground. This fall I’ll be sure to leave her a blanket of dead leaves to help her feel safe.
She was out again last night, hanging out with the cats and ignored by the dogs. They all accept her as just another animal on Bedlam Farm.
I’ve read that toads are a sign of a healthy garden. That they like wild areas with native flowers.
Now I’m thinking of making our gardens even more toad friendly.
Maybe putting out an invitation in the form or a dish of water (which they’ll sit in and absorb though their skin) and a toad house made of stones or an old broken flower pot.
I like the idea of a toad in every garden.