Yosemite toad found during the day next to a very small stream within a large meadow in Yosemite National Park.
Male Yosemite toad in the vicinity of Mono Pass, Yosemite National Park. This individual appeared lethargic and was having problems shedding skin on its dorsal side.
Yosemite toad tadpoles in shallow water in a meadow around Saddlebag Lake.
Found under a mossy rock during the day, sitting in flowing water in a creek in the Young Lakes area.
Female Yosemite toad found near south end of Rock Island Lake, Yosemite National Park
Male Yosemite toad in a wet meadow near Porcupine Creek, found near fertile eggs
Male Yosemite toad at Kerrick Meadows near Peeler Lake in Yosemite National Park
Female Yosemite toad found near drying pool in Dana Meadows, Yosemite National Park
Two Yosemite Toads found in a flooded meadow, one adult male and one subadult. Hundreds of larvae were also seen at this location.
Apologies for the bad photo. I remembered this sighting from a 2004 trip to the John Muir Wilderness and dug up these shots. They were in a beautiful meadow. The difference in coloration between males and females is interesting.
The Yosemite toad (Bufo canorus) is a species of true toad. It is endemic to the United States. It lives mainly in Yosemite National Park in California.