The only pond in our street was filled in some years ago, we are planing to put one in soon. We still have toads in the garden but I haven't seen frogs or newts for about three years There are currently two pairs of toads wandering around the garden piggy-back style. Am I right in thinking that the female goes and spawns on her own after mating? and what do they do if there is no water? If I could get the pond done in a couple of weeks would we be too late for them to spawn this year?