Celery Farm Toad!
June 13, 2012
We see lots and lots of Frogs at the Celery Farm -- Bullfrogs and Green Frogs. But we almost never see toads.
So we are pleased to share this photo of an American Toad, taken
by Julie McCall three weeks ago.
I was in the woods at The Celery Farm, not far from Barbara's Bog, taking photos of dragonflies, damselflies, and butterflies. I followed a butterfly down one of the paths, trying to convince it to land so I could identify it, when out of the corner of my eye I saw a sizeable lump ahead of me on the path.
I snapped a few photos of it from a distance, then reviewed them on my camera and realized it was a toad. I was able to get much closer and take a bunch of pictures without it doing anything at all.
Once I tiptoed past it and looked back, it had hopped one or two times and I got some photos from a different angle.
Once I got home I used my photos to help narrow down my ID... I believe it was an American Toad. It was probably about 4 inches long or so. It was a fantastic, gorgeous toad. :)