Foothill Yellow-legged Frogs in the Russian River

Since I started really looking (~1998) I was convinced that Foothill Yellow-legged Frogs were extirpated from the Russian River. I check the stretches along the confluence with Maacama Creek regularly since this is near where I grew up and my folks still live, and if there were there I'm sure I would have seen them. Since about 2008, I've started seeing them. I wonder whats helped them recover? Its a shame they just re-approved gravel mining in the Russian River without giving more thought to potential impacts on this little known amphibian that has disappeared from large parts of its range:

Posted on October 29, 2010 10:38 PM by loarie loarie


Photos / Sounds


Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii)




October 2010


a bunch of first year frogs hanging out in the riffles right where Maacama Creek hits the Russian River


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