In a world transformed by man, animals face many dangers. All waste (such as cans or glass), sharp rocks and stones, and wire nets can be very dangerous for amphibians and reptiles. Animals injure themselves and then die easily as a result of various types of infections. That is why, among our activities, we undertook collecting garbage (as we wrote earlier).
At the same time, we decided to create a mound for amphibians and reptiles to imitate a compost heap. Some of these animals spend the winter sleep at the bottom of water reservoirs. Others, on the other hand, spend the winter buried in the ground. Green and gray toads, for example, should have shelter under a large piece of bark or a stone. The natterjack toad and common spadefoot need a thick layer of soil.
Therefore, in the vicinity of our pond, we made two representative places. One of them consists of: fragments of dead poplar wood, bark and small branches from a broken tree. The second place is a mound with soft sidewalls to allow amphibians to enter and exit the hideout. The mound is made up of plant roots, ruffled grass, leaves, pine cones and bark. We put bricks at the base so that the lizards could bask on them. The same role is to be played by a large boulder on the other side of the reservoir.
We also made sure that the coastal zone of the pond was filled with vegetation typical of this habitat, e.g. moneywort and one under whose leaves the young specimens would hide, e.g. under a meadow geranium.