You may remember some of Mr. Toad’s adventures last summer. His antics sure are memorable. I know Mr. Toad and family have a great home under the slab of our air conditioning condenser, but I have often wondered where the water source is for Mr. Toad and Mrs. Toad to lay their eggs. Maybe it is under the a/c slab also. I don’t know and I sure am not going to dig down there to find out.
Instead we added a new swimming hole especially for Mr. Toad’s family and friends.
Located just 7 feet from his under-slab bungalow, this swimming hole is going to be the local hot-spot for them this summer. They will not have far to hop for a nice cool dip and slurp up some fresh mosquito larva.
His swimming hole will get some morning sun, but for the most part it is quite shaded. I will be adding some vegetation to it very soon. I know water lilies will not do well here, they need more sun, so I will try some underwater stuff and maybe a tall grass of some kind (basically, what ever my friend/neighbor thinks will work and gives me from her water gardens!)
If I don’t see Mr. or Mrs. Toad soon, then I will add a few mosquito fish to keep the mosquito larva under control. My husband saw a toad in the driveway last week when we were getting some rain, but I have not seen hide nor hop of Mr. Toad near the air conditioner. Maybe they are just getting a few extra winks in before the heat of the summer hits.
We hope Mr. Toad will enjoy his new swimming hole. What more could Mr. Toad want? Don’t answer that… I am sure he would like a few lounge chairs and a drink with an umbrella, but I really need to draw the line somewhere.
Other adventure’s of Mr. Toad: