“Toads come on it’s spring!”

Spring has sprung across most of the USA  now and flowers are everywhere. My roses abound after the freeze gave them a rest this winter in the Tucson desert. So much beauty and so little time in the desert to enjoy spring.

Time to invite those frogs and toads to the party of insects beginning to emerge in and around your garden. In Tucson generally we see lots of Colorado river toad around monsoon time in the summer, but where it is cooler frogs and toads will be heard croaking through the spring and  summer into the fall.

Happy spring everyone. Remember to plant those flowers that the pollinators love to visit like the herbs, flowers, and flowering trees and bushes.

Gardening with the family helps the whole family and the planet.

Video courtesy of  youtube.com and  Cindy Hoffman of Defenders of Wildlife

Toads just love to eat plant-destroying insects, making them a great addition for any garden. In this video, Defenders’ Cindy Hoffman demonstrates how to attract these amazing amphibians to YOUR backyard.

Image courtesy of   http://bit.ly/gZJxPP



  1. rastus74 said,

    April 18, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Here in Australia it’s mid-Autumn (or Fall as you say in the US). One of the best times of the year in S.E. Queensland. Usually sunny and temps around 75F. Happy Spring to all in the US! It’s really spring here too…

  2. April 18, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    If you can send us some pictures from fall in in Queensland.
    Mother Nature

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