saw this fellow near strawberry creek in Orick, CA. what kind of frog is this and how are their populations?
Top of a spruce, picnic tables below. Flew in for two 2-pixel photos and left.
Among Western swordferns.
Favored by the local banana slugs.
on stinging nettle
Formally considered conspecific with the federally threatened California Red-legged Frog (R. draytonii), the Northern Red-legged Frog is a California Species of Special Concern found along the coast from Mendocino County (CA) north to British Columbia.