Toads provide an important service to the garden, these little carnivores eat slugs, beetles, crickets and other insects. When they're not hunting for food, they prefer to sit in a cool, damp spot. Want more toads in the garden? Give them the perfect place to take a break with the Toad Abode. It's open in the front and sheltered, so they can stay comfortable and close to moist soil. This is such a fun way for children to interact with the garden—it's exciting to peak in and see if any toads are home. It's a quality hi-fired ceramic piece with a glazed roof, and it can be set it right in your garden bed alongside the plants. Also, once the weather cools in October, and until it warms back up in March, toads can hibernate here. This little home is frost resistant and the shelf inside is the perfect place to stay safe and dry. We suggest covering the abode with moss or leaves through winter. H8¼"xW9¼"xD9½"