Toads, frogs, lizards, turtles, and snakes all have a place in the backyard. While many people may not want some of these animals in their yards, most species are harmless and often quite beneficial- feeding on only the destructive insects or rodents.
1). Shelter for reptiles and amphibians is easy to provide.
- Several rocks piled in a sunny spot will provide basking sites.
- Consider planting shade-tolerant ground covers under trees and leaving a thick layer of leaves to provide cool shelter.
- Stumps, logs, and rocks piles in a shady spot can be valuable.
- Be patient, it can take some time for them to find your yard, it helps to also get neighbors involved to improve the populations of these species.
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