Tonight, in the pouring rain, I hear them singing for the first time this year! It's always a welcoming sound.
Every year, we have hundreds of baby toadlets jumping around the yard.
Maybe it's our Frog Spitter that makes the toads feel welcome.
One year, I was startled by a full-grown toad who had somehow managed to get into our basement. I can't imagine how he got down there. I'm thinking he got in as a baby and lived his whole life down there, because he was very pale. We managed to scoop him up, and introduced him to the pond outside. He was very grateful.