Frogs in the “pond”

frogs in the "pond"

frogs in the “pond”

I was adding a little water to the “pond” I constructed this summer out of an unused rubber feed container and discovered that at least 4 frogs have moved in (or are visiting)!   We are high up on a “ridge” with a watershed on either side of us, we don’t have water close by.  So, I don’t know where they come from or how they heard that there was a pond to swim in, but there they were!  Two of them are out of the water in this picture and you can just see the thirds face peaking up.  We see toads all the time, but this summer was the first time we’d seen frogs!

This frog habitat was easy to make.  I took one rubber feed bucket, 6 inches deep and 2 foot diameter and dug a hole deep enough to hold it.  Then I filled it with water and planted iris’s around it.  I located it near our water source, so it will be easy to keep filled.  Wild mosquitoes and flies help provide the food and the frogs just appear!

Another habitat in creation is the worm habitat formed with shredded cardboard.  Just add cardboard and the worms move in.