A quick and easy outdoor project, adding a toad home to your backyard is a great way to provide a cool spot for these shade-loving creatures. Not only will the toad thank you for the chill out spot, your garden will thank you too — 90 percent of a toad’s diet consists of garden pests!
- Use an old clay pot about 20 centimetres in diameter.
- Make an entrance by gently knocking a semicircular section eight centimetres wide by four centimetres high out of the edge of the pot. (First drill a number of holes where the opening will be and then knock it out with a hammer.)
- Place the pot upside down in a shady spot near a source of water.