|One of the visiting Toads|
We had unexpected visitors to our small garden recently.
Having decided long ago to turn this small space into a haven for wild plants and any creatures who might want to come along we felt elated when two toads dropped in one evening after sunset.
These are quite rare creatures around this part of London. It was therefore a joy to see them, and also a vindication for the unkempt (to some eyes) look of the garden.
Perhaps we shall also dig a small pond here as well. One is already planned for the allotment, and I will be digging this out in the autumn.
Ponds (even tiny ones) make small spaces even more attractive to different wild creatures. We already see damsel flies and the odd dragonfly here even though we have no standing water, so the addition of a pond would be a benefit to these and other animals.