While doing yard work earlier this week, Isaac and I found a wee American Toad
hiding underneath our deck. After a few attempts to catch him (each time Isaac picked the toad up, the toad would pee on him and he’d drop the toad) we found a large bucket and went about building a habitat for Denver (the name Isaac gave the toad). I pulled out my Wildlife of Ontario handbook and read to both kids about Denver the American Toad. According to my kids, Denver needed daisies and asters and plantain leaves and sand and ants to be happy so they carefully built this downright adorable temporary home for him. The kids took turns carrying Denver the American Toad around the yard, until I finally asked them to set the bucket down in the shade in the backyard.