It was an adult, green, brown, and swimming around.
Three of 6 observed this day.
Along the Trinity river at Del Loma.
Yellow legged frog
While walking along Clear Creek Rd towards San Benito Mountain I heard this lone frog calling. Considering the lack of nutrients in the water and years of mining in the area I was amazed to find this Foothill Yellow-legged Frog in Clear Creek.
The foothill yellow-legged frog (Rana boylii) is a small-sized 3.72–8.2 cm (1.46–3.2 in) frog from the Rana genus in the Ranidae family. This species can be found from northern Oregon, down California’s west coast, and into Baja California, Mexico. Both the Columbia spotted frog and the Cascades frog, also part of the Rana genus, live in the northern regions of this frog's territory. They prefer to live in streams and rivers, and lay their eggs in masses attached...