Saturday, March 19
Are you scared of toads? Even if you don't like them, you might not want to kick them out of your yard. They eat thousands of insects and don't ask for much in return. If you are willing to put up with a few stray princesses coming around looking for toads to kiss, here are a few ways to encourage them in your yard.
Toads need both water and land. Interestingly, they can actually smell water from far away. When it gets too dry above ground, they will burrow down deep to enjoy the cool, moist dirt underneath. By having a small pond or water source, with a few logs and rocks for them to take shelter near, you have a pretty good beginning toad habitat. Red Toad Trillium is a woodland flower. Find it in our mail order catalog.