Whilst moving the compost bins from the old plot to new this week, I stumbled across this little guy lurking in there. I’ve never known toads to hide out in compost bins before, always assuming they preferred being near water – but a little research suggests it is actually a place they often hibernate (in which case, my apologies Mr Toad for disturbing you!).
Upon discovery, I moved him onto a plank of wood half-way between the new pond and the newly-placed compost bins on the new plot – I sat watching for a while to see which route he’d choose, but he just sat there and didn’t move until my back was turned – so sadly, I have no idea where he went.
Wherever he chose to go, he’s taught me to be very careful when turning the compost heap – usually I’d be forcing a fork in with vigour. I’ll be a bit more careful in future.