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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:
 - Wildlife Biology on Toads
 - Making Toad Abodes
 - 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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