Toad House

  • Create a shallow depression in loose soil under ferns, shrubs, or flowers
  • Layer flat stones on side and top of hole to a height of 6 to 8 inches (see image below)


  • Punch a hole in an 8-inch flower pot
  • Invert narrow side up
  • Place in shaded and moist garden site

Adapted with permission from "Attracting Backyard Wildlife" by Bill Merilees, (1989) Voyageur Press.

For more information on how you can attract and help frogs and toads, see "Michigan Frogs & Toads."

Drawing of a toad house