Sunday, 28 February 2016

Returning Toads

The only reason I look forward to my birthday nowadays is that it signifies to me that Spring is just around the corner. To celebrate the occasion yesterday, I decided to check out a couple of downland dew ponds for signs of amphibian activity.

Common Toad (Bufo bufo) in mating clasp amongst the spawn.

Toads can be very variable in their colouring, ranging from dark brown to rusty red and from algal green to sandy beige.

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