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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

In this Badge Bit you will make six different toad habitats.


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Here are some articles on toads and toad habitats:
 - 9 Ways to Attract Toads
 - Making Amphibian Habitats
 - Garden Toad Tutorial
 - Making Toad Habitat

Here are some nice videos on making toad habitats.







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
 - you must make six different toad habitats

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
 - post a picture of 6 different spots before you added toad habitat
 - post a picture of those same 6 spots after you added toad habitat
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I think I have this one done.  I stacked a ton of functions as well.  I had a hollow maple and hollow cedar that could have made for a bit of firewood but instead I cut them into 2" thick wafers.  By putting them around baby plants, the chickens can't dig around them and hurt their roots.  Plus it gives the toads a place to hide from the chickens.  Win win win.  Some of the "before" pictures are a few years old.

Also, while installing t posts in the garden, I found two toads that were under my t post pile in the garden shed.  Oh no!  So I replaced the missing t posts with a hunk of 2x4 until the t posts return to their storage location.

Edit:  Added another one, a large disk of a tree near some leeks that the cut worms were destroying
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Garden shed and compost bit before
Garden shed and compost bit before
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Better view of garden shed before
Better view of garden shed before
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Garden shed with 5 toad habitats
Garden shed with 5 toad habitats
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Compost bin with 3 toad habitats
Compost bin with 3 toad habitats
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Inside garden shed - t posts usually lay on those bricks
Inside garden shed - t posts usually lay on those bricks
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New toad habitat board
New toad habitat board
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Four toad habitats
Four toad habitats
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Place that needs more toads
Place that needs more toads
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Welcome home toads!
Welcome home toads!
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I certify this BB is complete.

 
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I LOVE toads and frogs. And hedgehogs too (no, they are not reptiles or amphibians).
In my garden was already some habitat for them. But because of this BB I created more.


No, this is not right!


The pots must be like this! Three toad habitats.


What to do with this old pipe?


Create toad habitat! That's four.


This wall needs something ...


... upside down pot as toad habitat! That's five.


And some more upside down pots. That's seven!


And I think my 'pond' (overgrown with mint) is frog and toad habitat too.

I didn't see a BB for hedgehog habitat. But I created that too.

I hope hedgehog likes this tiny house.


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I certify this BB complete.

 
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Good Afternoon All, below is just a small collection of toad habitat I have sitting around my farmlab.  

1.) This is a before and after of a small reused clay pot, it's placed inside one of the raised garden beds, behind this raised garden bed is a seasonal creek. A creek that is normally filled with tons of tadpoles.

2.) This location is where my fence meets one of my small barns near a gravel road, behind this fence is a compost mound. I often see toad crossing this gravel road in the evening.

3.) This location is in the middle of the farm lab, going downhill from the seasonal ponds/creek following the water flow,and then elevated towards a rock wall, this is at the end of the rock wall, but above the high water mark.

4.) This location is on the edge of a overflow pond where I've been building up the bank to hold more water, often the area behind this is full of water

5.) This location is just in the small patch of woods that makes up an edge on both sides, normally undistributed

6.)This area is near one of my water stations, and under our pear tree, this is a crossing path from, a pond, to a more wetland area, lots of open space so I thought a small hide out would be good here.

7.)This location is near where I had to repair a fence and had to clean out the biology that was living here, now i'm hoping to attract most of it back, rock and old wood shelter
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Toadie
Toadie
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Ribbit. I certify this BB is complete along with a new air badge.

 
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Repurposing 6 unused pots to serve as toad abodes throughout the yard and gardens.
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Six toad habitats from scraps of stuff that came with my property!
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Piece of broken paver next to a stump.
Piece of broken paver next to a stump.
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Another broken paver corner next to another stump.
Another broken paver corner next to another stump.
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A milk can or something laying in the rocks off the end of our deck.
A milk can or something laying in the rocks off the end of our deck.
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Two cement pavers propped on a rock under a pine.
Two cement pavers propped on a rock under a pine.
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An offcut marble slab leaning against the foundation of our garage.
An offcut marble slab leaning against the foundation of our garage.
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An old rotting log section propped up on/between two old bricks.
An old rotting log section propped up on/between two old bricks.
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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- you must make six different toad habitats

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
- post a picture of 6 different spots before you added toad habitat
- post a picture of those same 6 spots after you added toad habitat



I picked six quiet locations, mostly tucked at the back behind my raised beds. I also picked areas that out of direct sun and retain moisture the longest. Here are my six before and after shots.
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Any plants for toads? I'm looking for ones to provide shelter and breeding as well as resting. I've tried with just rock piles, but found only garter snake and field mouse. Any native plants in mind for the eastern U.S?
 
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So for this tasker I was really lucky. My house has a lot of spots that are opportunistic for our amphibian friends AND the previous homeowners left tons of smaller paver blocks behind. Win win!
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Under porch #1 before
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Under porch #2 before
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This is my first bit submission, had some family time today and between my partner and myself we made around 15 little toad shelters. Lots of fun.

***I had miss labeled the image of habitat #3, there were two #4’s listed on different images but #3 is a single habitat; #4 and #5 are shown together and #6 with two extras are shown in the final image.
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Habitat 1 and 2 before
Habitat 1 and 2 before
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Habitat 1 and 2 after
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Habitat 4 and 5 before
Habitat 4 and 5 before
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Habitat 4 and 5 after
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Habitat 6+ before
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Habitat 6+ after
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Note: Habitat 3 & 4 looks like one habitat. Please explain or add another.

 
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The images were miss-labeled, I fixed the labeling and explained further in the submission, apologies.
 
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This is my first bit submission, had some family time today and between my partner and myself we made around 15 little toad shelters. Lots of fun.

***I had previously miss labeled the image of habitat #3, there were two #4’s listed on different images but #3 is a single habitat; #4 and #5 are shown together and #6 with an extra #7 (had extra material) are shown in the final image.

I will make certain I am much more carful in the future.

Thank you all for all your hard work making this place great.
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Habitat 6+ before
Habitat 6+ before
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Habitat 6+ after
Habitat 6+ after
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