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Make a Toad House

what you'll need for the toad house

Want to make a place for a local amphibian to hang out? Follow these directions for making a toad house.

You'll need an empty coffee can, cottage cheese container, or an old clay pot. Clay pots work best. You’ll also need a trowel or something you can use to dig into the dirt.

The first thing to do is to find a place to put your toad house. There are a few things to keep in mind as you look for a good spot. Remember, toads require a cool, moist place to call their home. So, find a nice shady spot. They also eat bugs, so find a place where bugs hang out.

the completed toad house

Now, you're ready to set up your house. When you’ve found your perfect spot, use the trowel to dig down an inch or so into the soil. Make sure that the size of the hole is larger than your pot or container. Now set the pot sideways into the hole and put the soil you dug up into the bottom side of the pot. This will keep the pot in place and secure, and will also serve as a nice bedding area for your toad.

That's it, you're done. All that's left is to wait and see what comes to visit.



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