Trilling in foreground. Hooded Warbler and Downy Woodpecker in background.
Trilling in the background. With American Goldfinch singing.
Wind Wolves Preserve
Bacon Ridge / Branch Natural Area, A. A. Co., MD April 13, 2014
B.valliceps captured on the grounds of the Independence Creek Nature Preserve in west Texas. Specimen found sitting in the open, on a rocky outcropping, on a cliff overlooking a flood plain (elevation 639m). Specimen was preserved and added to the University of Texas herp collection. Captured during fair weather, overcast, just after dark, roughly 60-65 dergrees F.
Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge
About 15 American toads in our small pond calling for mates!
Bufonidae is the family of the true toads, members of the order Anura (frogs and toads). They are the only family of anurans in which all members are known as "toads." The bufonids now comprise more than 35 genera, Bufo being the most widespread and well known.