While working on a new project (to be posted on the garden projects page soon) I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye.
There was a toad using a nest of tomato cages stored against the front deck planter to climb up onto the planter.
From there he/she (very deliberately, as if this was something established) walked over to the base of the plant in the first pot, turned around, backed up against the stem and proceeded to use hind legs to dig into the soft soil beneath the leaf mulch.
In a minute all you could see were its eyes.
Wonder why the high-rise real estate? After all, the bird bath bed is a vast space (to a toad) of soft soil and leaf mulch. Maybe this cold May/June hasn't warmed up the ground yet and the big pots are warmer/drier/ better view?
Toads. Gotta love 'em.
Wonder what's going to happen when I use the nested cages on veg plants? Hmmmm.
====== Update =====
Toad still in the pot this morning. Blinked at me.
Meanwhile, I've put up a post on the flower page with updates on recent activity. Check it out.