While watering this morning I had two small black what I assume are toads trying to escape the water. I’ve never seen them before - I have black mulch - and I can’t find any information online. What have I got here? I assume this is a sign of a healthy garden but is it? They were both in flower beds. Sorry, I didn’t get a picture. Might keep the camera with me when I water tomorrow. Thank you, Wendy Reimers
Wayne County Michigan
Without a picture it would be just a guess. Perhaps it was an American toad:
You can compare what you saw to the several frogs and toads that are found in Michigan. Here are some resources
Toads and frogs are an important part of the ecosystem, and help to control insect populations. They are good for your garden environment. I occasionally find small ones in my watering can spouts!