A microclimate is an area of localized environmental conditions with regards to sun, temperature, wind, water, and soil. The area can be naturally occurring or one that you create. They can be simple or complex, a large farmland or a small area of a planting bed. Whatever you have, it can be developed into a microclimate that suits you. A key factor in creating a microclimate is observation, and combining elements from your unique location. These may include trees for shade, water runoff from a sidewalk or driveway, reflected heat from a black water cistern or a metal building, or even a nearby pond. Look at the following examples to give you ideas on how or where you can create one of your own!
These tadpoles were rescued from a swampy area on my property. The weather was warming and they would have been stranded as their pond dried up. I put them in a metal tub with some plant debris and a couple of big rocks. I shielded them from the sun, screened the tub and fed them garden greens as they grew. It took about 2 months for them to grow legs & hop up on the rocks. They eventually hopped out of the tub and into the surrounding environment - their home!!