Hey, kids, did you know that there are probably hoppy toads right in your garden, right now?
If you have plants with big leaves (ask one of your parents to point out any hostas you might have), they are prime candidates to hide hoppy toads. Likewise, if crab grass has grown up around the edge of your garden, you might find a toad there.
Hoppy toads like to hide under bushes, too. They’ve been known to hang out under rocks, under plastic you might have put down and forgotten, or under just about anything in the yard that offers shade and a little bit of dampness.
Toads can be as tiny as the tip of your little finger, or as big as your palm.
The kids in the picture are looking for frogs at the edge of a little creek, and that’s a great place to look, too.
Frogs like much wetter places than toads. If there’s a marsh near your house, or a swampy area, a river or a lake, look there for frogs – and turtles, too.
Want to find the difference between a frog and a toad? Click here http://allaboutfrogs.org/weird/general/frogtoad.html