One of several (<10) calling around man-made but rainwater pond at ~5,900 feet elevation at Davis Mtns Preserve headquarters area. The in-situ photo is of a calling male, whereas the animal in the hand is a different individual. Also heard but neither seen nor recorded was at least one Great Plains Narrowmouth Toad (Gastrophryne olivacea) in the chorus
Found them everywhere by the pond. Only took pictures of three of them. Each picture is a different bullfrog.
I rescued this little cement-dusted guy from a newly constructed concrete gulley, washed 'him' off and put 'him' back in a natural stream. Known as 'akaharaimori' to the locals.
Found in Muir Woods. Crawled into stream and began swimming. Had a bright orange belly. I think it's a California newt but not positive.
Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia (Greek ἀμφí, amphi, "both" + βíος, bios, "life"). They inhabit a wide variety of habitats with most species living within terrestrial, fossorial, arboreal or freshwater aquatic ecosystems. Amphibians typically start out as larva living in water, but some species have developed behavioural adaptations to bypass this. The young generally undergo metamorphosis from larva with gills to an adult air-breathing form with lungs. Amphibians use their skin as...