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
17mm found under juniper log 52 degrees
Found the toad underneath a big piece of rotting wood near a barn/garage. Although the surrounding area was dry and shrubby, it was moist and cool underneath the piece of wood. Accuracy to within 5 meters.
The Great Plains Narrow-mouthed Toad or Western Narrow-mouthed Toad (Gastrophryne olivacea) is a species of microhylid frog. They are found throughout much of the south central United States from the state of Nebraska south through Texas, and into northern Mexico. Though not a true toad, they are often referred to as toads, because they are terrestrial.