A network of branches, sticks and rocks provides a welcome retreat and protection for any amphibians that we’re hoping to attract, along with a small pond.
In additional to amphibians, we hope to attract a number of Invertebrates (animals without a backbone) many of which eat algae and plants, but some are carnivorous and eat other small animals to survive.
Some of the creatures attracted to a pond include the likes of Pond-skaters, water snails, leeches and worms, water beetles, water boatmen, freshwater mussels, Larvae (caddisfly, alderfly, dragonfly and damselfly to name a few).
We’re a little way off that at the moment – our pond is a work in process but, in the meantime, it provides an important resource for the birds who need to drink and bathe!
Dig Deeper: For more details about how to make a frog and toad abode check out https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/makeafrogandtoadabode/