Tonight I remembered to take the camera with me and snapped a few photos. Each morning I dump out the water so it doesn't become a hatching pool for mosquitoes. As I water the flowers during the day, it collects fresh water for the toad to enjoy at night.
As you can see by the murky color of the water, she tracks in quite a bit of mud in the process. If you look closely, you can see the mud on her back and the backs of her eyes. Wherever she hides during the day is in a cool, muddy location. I think she's trying to tell me she's done having her photo taken. *grin*
We have so many toads here, but unless you know where they burrow down during the day, you'll only see them at night. The come out to feast on bugs, which we have PLENTY of! I wish the toads would eat MORE!
We have hundreds...thousands of Roly-Polies around the chicken house. The ground just crawls with them. Quite frankly, I find it a bit creepy. I would rather have thousands of Roly-Polies than even just a handful of Rabid Wolf Spiders! Unfortunately, I have both. We had some rain this evening, and the wood chips by the door of the hen house are damp. Roly-Polies can be good to have around since they help break down decaying matter, but they can cause problems in gardens (flower and veggie). They like to eat newly started seeds and plants, making them a nuisance.
Did you know that Roly-Polies (really called Woodlouse) are Crustacea? They are! And they breath through gills, so they have to be in an area that has moisture (not like the toad bath...) They're like shrimp, crabs, and lobsters! Crazy!
Do you have Roly-Poly bugs at your house? Do you call them Roly-Polies?