This toad was found at about 10:00pm in a caliche tank (~50 ft long, ~20ft wide) surrounded by grassland. An explosive breeding event was occurring due to 2 inches of rain the night before. These toads formed a chorus, along with B. nebulifer, B. punctatus, and H. versicolor (with separate iNat observations). We saw 20-40 G. olivacea (many in amplexus), with similar sightings at nearby tanks (~.5 mile away). It was about 75° with ~10 mph wind.
Frog found at edge of pond 20 minutes after a hard rain. Male was found calling. SVL-29mm. Temps in the upper 60s
This frog was found at the pond with many, many other Gastrophryne olivacea. The frogs were very vocal, expressing mating calls. You could actually observe the vocal sacs protruding outward when the little frogs would call. The one I found was swimming near the edges of the pond. We also heard the mating calls of Scaphiopus couchii and found 2 engaged in amplexus.
SVL: 2.5 cm
Weather: Drizzling, cool; about 72 degrees Fahrenheit
This was taken the morning after a heavy rain.
This toad was underneath a rock eating ants along with a sceloporus.
found under the log
Kaety and I flipped over a log and found this little guy underneath. Weather: chilly, but the sun was coming out. About 54 degrees Fahrenheit