78 degrees, barometer 29.79 and falling
We were road cruising and there were no herps out. Then it started raining around 8:50 pm and there were frogs everywhere, littering the roads. This is the second frog we came across, most likely out to take part in the explosive breeding activity.
Weather: Raining heavily, with thunder and lightning; around 73 degrees Fahrenheit
SVL: 2.5 cm
These toads were photographed in the same pond at night and the next morning (April 28). There had been a heavy rain that night.The male calling at night has many female toads surrounding him in the water. In contrast, when the other male was calling in the morning, most of the other toads were already in amplexus and there were no females around him.
found in the pond after storm
A warm day with temps in the high 80's was followed by a massive storm cell that rolled through and dumped rain. It cleared up quickly and as the thunder still rolled in the distance thousands of frogs of several species began to call. Texas toads were seen at many ponds however they were not calling due to the overwhelming roar of the spadefoots, at this pond however the toads were calling along side 3 others, the spadefoot, Gastrophryne olivaceous, and a Rana berlanderi. Inflated vocal pouches could be seen as the males sung their hearts out. The next day we returned the following morning to find frogs still calling as well as a cluster of frogs performing amplexus.