Took the dogs to Bentley today. 45 degrees. Snow turning to slush. A little sublimation of snow directly to mist… Very pretty.
Then we came upon this poor little muddy-faced guy. Alive. Cold.
Toads should be underground or under logs at this time of year! I found a log to tuck him under and covered him with leaves. Hope he survives!
American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)
- Animal Diversity Website (University of Michigan)
- USGS (Northern Prairie Research Center) Compares Eastern American Toad and Dwarf Toad
- Dept of Natural Resources, Minnesota – wow! They have THREE species of frogs in their region!!
- Frogs and Toads of New York (PDF) – Technically, New York has 3 species, too. But 2 are very uncommon.