The most beneficial activity for any garden is to create a wildlife pond. Ponds provide habitat, food, water, a place to bathe. If you already have seen amphibians in your garden, consider building something near to where you have seen them before.
Watch the video or follow the link the RSPB have created on how to create your very own mini pond which we think is a fantastic idea. Mini ponds will attract other creatures like pond skaters, mayfly nymphs or maybe even damselflies. Birds may also use the water for a bath or a drink. If you do not feel you could create a pond and would still like to help amphibians here is a few more ideas.
Create compost heap (open heaps are more beneficial than enclosed bins) provides habitat for amphibians and invertebrate prey.
Create a log pile – piling up logs, wood, sticks, is fantastic as when wood decomposes it contains moisture. Amphibians prefer to shelter in moist places as their skin can dry out, they also prefer small spaces. When building your log pile add loose soil or wood chippings to fill in larger cavities.
Create a wild corner – Allow some grass in the garden to grow tall, lawns that are cut short are not great for amphibians or their prey. During the winter this can be cut, and the cuttings put on the compost pile. Native plants in your garden will help to attract pollinators which amphibians will prey on.