Burke, Fairfax County, VA
25 July 2014
Medium sized (juvenile) toad found at the base of my new service berry tree in the front yard. Damp and shady due to long grass. Moved just a bit when I moved the hose in to water the tree. Still there when I moved the hose. Gone many hours later.
The American toad (Bufo americanus) is a common species of toad found throughout the eastern United States and Canada. It is divided into three subspecies—the eastern American toad (B. a. americanus), the dwarf American toad (B. a. charlesmithi), and the rare Hudson Bay toad (B. a. copei). A new taxonomy considers this species Anaxyrus americanus.