It’s springtime here in the Midwest and I can hear the chirping of frogs from dusk to dawn. I can hear high-pitched chirps and deeper tweets like a bunch of invisible birds. My parents have a nice little pond a group of frogs has made a home in. I don’t live near much water at all, so my ‘frog pond’ consists of an upturned trashcan lid filled with mud, leaves, rocks, and water. Frogs seem perfectly happy to find it when they arrive in my yard (if they make it past the chicken pen) and move right in. If you are looking to make a home from some of your froggy friends near your home, here are some excellent articles you might want to peruse!
Using Broken Flower Pots – The Kitchens Garden
This is quick and easy way to make a frog house. There are only a couple of pictures and a very short description and the pictures are lovely. The article goes into stuff other than the frog house, but you can get all the info you need right at the beginning and get started on a simple frog house right away!
Indoor Frog House – All About Frogs
If you’d rather have an indoor frog house, for a pet you’ve collected, here is a site with multiple takes on how to set up a tank for your amphibian friend. It also offers some excellent links on making outdoor ponds or how to find frogs and tadpoles near your home. Lots of great info!
Using Natural Materials – Instructables
With just two simple steps, this “how-to” article can help you get a frog house set up in no time at all. The pictures of materials to use are very handy as well.
Crafty Toad/Frog House – DIY Life
I love the addition of tiny pebbles to the outside of the terra cotta pot in this toad/frog house instruction article. Even though the article refers to the house as a one for a toad, it would greatly be appreciated by a homeless frog too.
A Pond for Frogs – Save the Frogs
There is a lot of excellent information in this article, besides how to build your own frog pond. The Q & A section is also very helpful!
Video for a Frog Habitat – You Tube
I enjoy seeing ‘hands-on’ videos and this one is perfect for other visual learners. Granted, the video shows you how to make a habitat for a very small frog, but you could always use the same info and do it on a larger scale for outdoors.
Attracting Frogs – National Wildlife Federation
You can opt for creating an actual frog house, build a pond, or alter a stream or wetland you already have nearby, with this article. It even discusses the declination of amphibians and offers options for how you might help provide them with safe habitats.
Want to learn more about taking care of frogs? Here’s a book for you: Frogs and Toads (Complete Herp Care) (Amazon).
Fancy Frog Habitat (Amazon) – Willodel Blog
This is yet another article about building a toad house, but it would also do for making an excellent abode for a frog or even a family of them. The step-by-step photos are great! I love seeing a kid helping with the process. It reminds me of all the outdoorsy projects my son and I did when he was little.
Garden Habitat for Frogs – Gardeners’ World
The lady who wrote this article started off with a bunch of frogs she brought home and decided to make a cozy place for them to live, instead of building something to attract the local frogs. It’s such an ideal place too, that the frogs stayed all winter long!
I hope you’re able to utilize some of the above information and have fun making a frog house or habitat of your own. Those little amphibians are very easy to please!
What do you have around the house you could make a frog house out of?