Category: Anura

Anaxyrus quercicus, 19 June 2020

Anaxyrus quercicus, the Oak toad; Volusia county, Florida (19 June 2020). Little-big world, Big-little toad. I can only hope to have this kind of attitude some day. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus quercicus, 19 June 2020

Anaxyrus quercicus, the Oak toad; Volusia county, Florida (19 June 2020). Sloppy-dice equivalent of a bum reference shot. Most excellent yellow patterning down there.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus quercicus, 19 June 2020

Anaxyrus quercicus, the Oak toad; Volusia county, Florida (19 June 2020). An inelegant in-hand snapshot of a most elegant brick of Anuran hutzpah.  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.

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.

Hyla cinerea, 17 May 2020

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (17 May 2020). Despite a modest re-emergence of Cuban treefrogs around our home this year, the American green treefrogs continue to persist on our exterior windows. Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, 30 April 2020

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, the Greenhouse frog; Volusia county, Florida (30 April 2020) The second Greenhouse frog I found and photographed in a remote portion of Heart Island Conservation Area.  Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, 30 April 2020

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, the Greenhouse frog; Volusia county, Florida (30 April 2020) A tiny, non-native species (and a sister species to the infamous coqui frog), the Greenhouse frog is now firmly embedded throughout Florida. They are not limited to human centers, too. This was one…

Anaxyrus terrestris, 31 March 2020

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad; Volusia county, Florida (31 March 2020). A somewhat grainy iPhone reference shot of a Southern toad in our little rock-line “garden.” We haven’t had very many Southern toads in recent years, but I can hear them calling elsewhere in the…

Osteopilus septentrionalis, 17 April 2020

Osteopilus septentrionalis, the Cuban treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (17 April 2020). The first of two Cuban treefrogs to finally show up on the backside of our home. I haven’t seen any in quite some time, which has been a grace to our local Hyla…

Anaxyrus terrestris, 14 June 2014

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toad; Lake county, Florida (14 June 2014). Still fairly young and sharp in its patterning, I photographed this Southern toad at my mother’s home in Mount Dora, Florida. Though Southern toads are in no way “rare,” I’m repeatedly surprised by how abundant they…

Gastrophryne carolinensis, 27 June 2014

Gastrophryne carolinensis, the Eastern narrowmouth toad; Lake county, Florida (27 June 2014). This species is arguably my spirit animal — perhaps not physically, but behaviorally. The Eastern narrowmouth toad is a shy and reclusive amphibian and spends much of its time hidden from the…

Hyla chrysoscelis, 12 April 2014

Hyla chrysoscelis, the Cope’s grey treefrog; Gilchrist county, Florida (12 April 2014). April in Florida can be quite an experience — for people and for amphibians. Hell, fir pretty much anything with a pulse. April ’tis the season of going outside, making some noise,…

Acris gryllus gryllus, 12 January 2013

Acris gryllus gryllus, the Coastal Plain (Southern) cricket frog; Lanier county, Georgia (12 January 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Acris gryllus gryllus, 12 April 2013

Acris gryllus gryllus, the Coastal Plain (Southern) cricket frog; Lowndes county, Georgia (12 April 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Acris gryllus gryllus, 18 March 2013

Acris gryllus gryllus, the Coastal Plain (Southern) cricket frog; Lowndes county, Georgia (18 March 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hyla cinerea, 24 September 2014

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (24 September 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hyla cinerea, 24 September 2014

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (24 September 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hyla cinerea, 24 September 2014

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (24 September 2014). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Hyla cinerea, 01 April 2016

Hyla cinerea, the American green treefrog; Volusia county, Florida (01 April 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Lithobates sphenocephalus, 05 March 2016

Lithobates sphenocephalus, the Southern leopard frog; Flagler county, Florida (05 March 2016). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, 05 May 2016

Eleutherodactylus planirostris, the Greenhouse frog; Volusia county, Florida (05 May 2016). 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). 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). 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). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus terrestris, 14 May 2013

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toadlet (presumably); Lowndes county, Georgia (14 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus terrestris, 14 May 2013

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toadlet (presumably); Lowndes county, Georgia (14 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus terrestris, 14 May 2013

Anaxyrus terrestris, the Southern toadlet (presumably); Lowndes county, Georgia (14 May 2013). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus quercicus, 09 June 2017

Anaxyrus quercicus, the Oak toad; St. Lucie county, Florida (09 June 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus quercicus, 09 June 2017

Anaxyrus quercicus, the Oak toad; St. Lucie county, Florida (09 June 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.

Anaxyrus quercicus, 09 June 2017

Anaxyrus quercicus, the Oak toad; St. Lucie county, Florida (09 June 2017). Learn more about this species at iNaturalist.org.