Spring time-vernal pool style

At the beginning of the month I visited Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park. The purpose was to investigate if the Dwarf Trout Lily was blooming. While hiking down to the falls, I came across an over-filled vernal pool that the trail edged around. Before I was even close to the water I was aware of presence of many toads. They called loudly to one another, paying no attention to me as I got closer. The temperature was almost to 90 degrees F, which was for early May is odd. The frogs took advantage of this first warm day to mingle with potential mates. Multiple groups of toads wrestled which I imagined was some kind of spawning event. It was just a odd and close encounter with an amphibian species.

Posted by mnprairiegal mnprairiegal, May 26, 2022 01:53

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What

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

Observer

mnprairiegal

Date

May 12, 2022 02:46 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

Observer

mnprairiegal

Date

May 12, 2022 02:44 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

Observer

mnprairiegal

Date

May 12, 2022 02:43 PM CDT

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