Toads are of essential service, especially in a garden, to eat up cabbage worms, caterpillars, etc.
– Farmer’s Almanac
After a pretty comfortable June, the heat (& humidity) ratcheted up a notch or two and we are in the “dog days” of summer.
Lookie what we spotted in the garden. Never, in our 25 years, seen the likes of a frog, er toad, here before. It’s certainly a long way from the stream in the Arroyo Seco. Wonder how it hitched a ride? Seems the garden’s become part of a Beatrice Potter novel – we had our rabbits, have our ducks and now a toad!
Reminds me of when I was a kid growing up on 10 acres. I loved catching frogs. We had the green ones and BIG ones. I’d keep them as pets and then let them go after a few days. This is the first frog EVER to visit our farm here in the city. Still quite curious how it got here amidst the concrete jungle? Sure hope it stays and helps with our bug problems.
What new critters have you spotted in your garden?
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