Three adult western toads were observed.
One large adult western toad was observed on a foot trail in hard chaparral.
Found about 6 feet off the ground near the lake on the branch of a Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis). This is the second Hyla species found in a week. This one was solid green on the back, the other one found had a blotchy green back.
3 small bullfrogs seen in puddle, 1 did "eeep" alarm call.
Frogs are a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura (Ancient Greek an-, without + oura, tail). The oldest fossil "proto-frog" appeared in the early Triassic of Madagascar, but molecular clock dating suggests their origins may extend further back to the Permian, 265 million years ago. Frogs are widely distributed, ranging from the tropics to subarctic regions, but the greatest concentration of species diversity is found in tropical rainforests. There...