Last night, coinciding with the first wet day we have had for awhile, the toads started their annual migration to their breeding ponds; the evidence sadly - many squashed toads in the road outside the house.
This is the first year we have a pond and I am hopeful it may attract a few passing toads, however they habitually return to the same breeding ground so possibly not.
I am able to source frog spawn but all advice is against doing so. Moving spawn from different locations increases the risk of spreading infection and also introducing invasive foreign plants to new areas.
I'm sure if I bide my time our new wildlife pond will gradually become populated with local flora and fauna. Already there are several, as yet unidentified ( by me ) tiny creatures darting amongst the weed.