Toads...and the #1 reason i like toads is.....
On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 09:07:19 -0500, "Pond Newbie"
I am thinking if there wasn't enough food, they wouldn't be so
prolific. Creatures have a
way of knowing when conditions are right. Of course, there are always
disasters, like drought, flood, heat waves, hailstorms, hard freezes,
etc. that skew the
natural balances. But I think they are drawn to the areas that are
right for them.
I had lots more babies last year than I have big toads this year.
Maybe they didn't make
it for some reason. I am *SURE* it isn't lack of bugs, ugh! This
place is bug heaven!
Perhaps they move on to find a mate from another bloodline?
I hope you are right.
Last year's babies will take 2-3 yrs. to return. I think it's 2 years
for the males and 3 years for the females before they head back to
where they came from. By next year a bigger pond is a must for me.
(For them) (If any survived)