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
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"
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 woodshelter