Category: Amphibians

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 27 September 2014

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot; Volusia county, Florida (27 September 2014).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 27 September 2014

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot;Volusia county, Florida (27 September 2014).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Acris gryllus dorsalis, 11 November 2014

Acris gryllus dorsalis, the Florida cricket frog; Volusia county, Florida (11 November 2014).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Acris gryllus dorsalis, 11 November 2014

Acris gryllus dorsalis, the Florida cricket frog;Volusia county, Florida (11 November 2014).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Osteopilus septentrionalis, 08 August 2014

Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (08 August 2014).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Osteopilus septentrionalis, 08 August 2014

Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog;Volusia county, Florida (08 August 2014).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lithobates sphenocephalus, 19 April 2020

Lithobates sphenocephalus, the Southern leopard frog; Volusia county, Florida (19 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Osteopilus septentrionalis, 19 April 2020

Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (19 April 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hyla cinerea, 06 May 2020

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (06 May 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus terrestris, 17 June 2020

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad; Volusia county, Florida (17 June 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hyla femoralis, 16 March 2016

Hyla femoralis, the Pine woods treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (16 March 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Amphiuma means, 24 February 2013

Amphiuma means, the Two-toed amphiuma; Lowndes county, Georgia (24 February 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Amphiuma means, 24 February 2013

Amphiuma means, the Two-toed amphiuma; Lowndes county, Georgia (24 February 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Amphiuma means, 24 February 2013

Amphiuma means, the Two-toed amphiuma; Lowndes county, Georgia (24 February 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus terrestris, 04 July 2020

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad; Volusia county, Florida (04 July 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus terrestris, 04 July 2020

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad; Volusia county, Florida (04 July 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus terrestris, 04 July 2020

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad; Volusia county, Florida (04 July 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, 21 August 2013

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, the Greenhouse frog; Volusia county, Florida (21 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, 21 August 2013

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, the Greenhouse frog; Volusia county, Florida (21 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, 21 August 2013

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, the Greenhouse frog; Volusia county, Florida (21 August 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Gastrophryne carolinensis, 27 June 2014

Gastrophryne carolinensis, the Eastern narrowmouth toad; Lake county, Florida (27 June 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Gastrophryne carolinensis, 27 June 2014

Gastrophryne carolinensis, the Eastern narrowmouth toad; Lake county, Florida (27 June 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Gastrophryne carolinensis, 27 June 2014

Gastrophryne carolinensis, the Eastern narrowmouth toad;Lake county, Florida (27 June 2014).Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Anaxyrus quercicus, 19 June 2020

Anaxyrus quercicus, the Oak toad; Volusia county, Florida (19 June 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus quercicus, 19 June 2020

Anaxyrus quercicus, the Oak toad; Volusia county, Florida (19 June 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus quercicus, 19 June 2020

Anaxyrus quercicus, the Oak toad; Volusia county, Florida (19 June 2020). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 22 October 2017

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot; Marion county, Florida (22 October 2017). Eastern spadefoot toads sport one of my favorite herp eye patterns.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 22 October 2017

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot; Marion county, Florida (22 October 2017). Lateral perspective of an adult Eastern spadefoot. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 22 October 2017

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot; Marion county, Florida (22 October 2017). An adult Eastern spadefoot rockin’ its proportionally huge head. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 06 April 2020

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot (toadlet); Volusia county, Florida (06 April 2020). One more look at one of our front yard Eastern spadefoot toadlets. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 05 April 2020

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot (juvenile); Volusia county, Florida (05 April 2020). Toadlet on a leaf on a leaf. Such a tiny-yet-awesome thing to see adjacent to your front patio sidewalk.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 06 April 2020

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot (toadlet); Volusia county, Florida (06 April 2020). A wee tiny Eastern spadefoot toadlet just starting what I hope will turn out to be an epic romp through reality.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eurycea quadridigitata, 18 March 2013

Eurycea quadridigitata, the Dwarf salamander; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 March 2013). A well-named Dwarf salamander slinking about the water tension of southern Georgia Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eurycea quadridigitata, 18 March 2013

Eurycea quadridigitata, the Dwarf salamander; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 March 2013). It’s amazing how much sheer cuteness can exist in so small a package. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eurycea quadridigitata, 18 March 2013

Eurycea quadridigitata, the Dwarf salamander; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 March 2013). Tell me this isn’t one of the cutest herps you’ve ever seen. This is Baby Yoda level biota cuteness right here.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lithobates grylio, 10 November 2018

Lithobates grylio, the Pig frog; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). These nocturnal road warriors are easier to distinguish from bullfrogs in the Everglades since bullfrogs don’t quite range that far south! Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lithobates grylio, 10 November 2018

Lithobates grylio, the Pig frog; Miami-Dade county, Florida (10 November 2018). A relatively smallish pig frog in the Florida Everglades Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lithobates grylio, 17 May 2015

Lithobates grylio, the Pig frog (assumed); Lake county, Florida (17 May 2015). The boss, the hoss. I have a hard time distinguishing between these and Lithobates catesbeiana, the bullfrog. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pseudacris crucifer, 12 February 2013

Pseudacris crucifer, the Spring peeper; Lowndes county, Georgia (12 February 2013). Peepers have the sweetest calls; one of the first species I hear each early spring (if not late winter). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pseudacris crucifer, 12 February 2013

Pseudacris crucifer, the Spring peeper; Lowndes county, Georgia (12 February 2013). Loved the orange base tan on this one, but then again this was before the rise of Trumpism. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Pseudacris crucifer, 12 February 2013

Pseudacris crucifer, the Spring peeper; Lowndes county, Georgia (12 February 2013). Easy to hear; not so easy to see (for me, at least). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus terrestris, 17 June 2020

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad; Volusia county, Florida (17 June 2020). That’s a lot of texture and color for a small brick of an amphibian. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus terrestris, 17 June 2020

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad; Volusia county, Florida (17 June 2020). What’s not to love about those massive, pouty gobbler-mouths? Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus terrestris, 17 June 2020

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad; Volusia county, Florida (17 June 2020). Chunk Master Maximus. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Osteopilus septentrionalis, 27 May 2020

Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (27 May 2020). A close up of that ridiculously huge and bulbous eye. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Osteopilus septentrionalis, 27 May 2020

Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (27 May 2020). A moderately young Cuban treefrog hanging out on the rock-adorned exterior wall to our garage.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 06 May 2020

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot; Volusia county, Florida (06 May 2020). What an excellent mug. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Scaphiopus holbrookii, 06 May 2020

Scaphiopus holbrookii, the Eastern spadefoot; Volusia county, Florida (06 May 2020). There simply aren’t enough Eastern spadefoot toads in the world to wear out my fascination with them. Little cannonballs of awesome.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.  

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, 18 May 2020

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, the Greenhouse frog; Volusia county, Florida (18 May 2020). A tiny Greenhouse frog basks along the inner edge of a water-soaked flower pot adjacent to our back patio. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Osteopilus septentrionalis, 17 May 2020

Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (17 May 2020). A young Cuban treefrog perched at the edge of the backyard.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.