Millions of tadpoles in this pond
Found under a piece of scrap metal. Skin was very dry and bumpy.
Single individual found out in airplane junkyard walking about.
I'd originally IDed these as pseudacris tadpoles, but an experienced herper on Flickr corrected me. I'm excited about this one, as if he's right, this would mark the first time CA Toads have bred in this pond in close to a decade!
Wind Wolves Preserve
In same hole as last year
Two individuals found, both encountered on middle of Corral Trail after heavy rain. Map and pictures are referring to the first individual. Second individual was found approximately 150 feet away from first one, closer to Henry Coe Headquarters (where Visitor Center is).
The western toad (Anaxyrus boreas) more commonly known as Bufo boreas (both names accurate) is a large toad species, between 5.6 and 13 cm long, of western North America. It has a white or cream dorsal stripe, and is dusky gray or greenish dorsally with skin glands concentrated within the dark blotches. Its parotoid glands are oval, widely separated, and larger than the upper eyelids. It has a mottled venter and horizontal pupils but lacks cranial crests.