Latest #americantoad Posts
- On recent walks we have been seeing these tiny little guys migrating. These pinky fingernail sized toads are very recent American toad morphs, meaning that they have recently transitioned from tadpole to toad. Whole cohorts of tadpoles will morph at nearly the same time in a process referred to as metamorphic synchrony. When this happens, you can see them migrating from their hatching pond across the forest floor. The American toad is a quite pervasive across Ohio with records in every county and many of our townships. They always catch my eye moving across a trail because they move differently than small insects like ants. Of course, they jump rather than crawling across a trail. American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus americanus) #GenoaWildlife #nature #natgeo #wild #life #wildlife #wildlifephotography #ohiophotographer #ohiophotography #columbusarts #Nikon #toad #AmericanToad #amphibian
- Took a break from the swamps to get lost in the mountains with the one and only Cody Wilkes. Thankful that the weather was finally nice so we could go on this adventure.
- We’re celebrating two things today:
1. Our Instagram is posting again, yah!
2. A TORONTO RAPTORS WIN!
We are a little late on 2, because of 1, but we still ecstatic about the win (though less than thrilled by a sleepless Thursday evening due to the sounds of a city celebrating all night long!) In honor of the Raptors win, we are posting reptilian work by @langlois_art . Check out Kyle’s feed to see more of his work, and perhaps drop him a line to convince him to go Dino and try his masterful hands at sculpting a raptor!
Above image is Kyle’s ‘American Toad’, lost wax cast in silicon bronze, with bronze casting, metal work and patina by us.
#makersculpture #artfoundry #torontoartfoundry #lostwaxfoundry #americantoad #thesixinsix #raptors2019 #wildlifeart #reptilliansculpture #kylelangois
- Hello, my name is Roger! I’m mummy’s little hider. I like to hide in wood chips and dirt. I love blending in and scaring her. But when she finds me, I get love! She pets me and it’s awesome! I always cuddle with John too. Brian likes to sit on my head or back. Freddie likes to stare at me. Some days I’m full of energy and some days I rather relax. I love playing hide and seek with everyone. It’s a lot of fun. Just because I’m a toad doesn’t mean anything. I have the right to be loved too! #rogertaylor #americantoad #toad #petsofinstgram #queen #queenband #cutie #amphibian #photography #introducingme
- The American Toad (Bufo americanus) is a member of the Bufonidae or hoptoad family and is abundant from Northern Mississippi to as far North as Central Quebec. Growing 5 to 11 centimetres in length, American Toad's range from brown to brick- red in color and the chest area is spotted with a dark pigment.
Despite looking simular to the Flowers Toad (one of my earlier posts) American Toads have only one to two warts in their large dark spots while Fowlers have two to three. Their advertisement calls are also very different as American's last longer and are a more uniform/pleasant sounding while Fowlers don't last as a long and are more of a whining sound. These two species often hybridize where their calls and appearances become mixed.
American Toads live in a variety of habitats ranging from suburban backyards to rural mountainous areas. They breed in vernal pools and other shallow bodies of water and prefer areas where their is some moisture and insects and other veterbrates for food.
Top #americantoad Posts
- A single American toad can eat up to 1,000 insects a day, playing a profound role in regulating entire ecosystems. There are so many dynamics at work that we cannot see, and we must protect them.
- I love toads! Found this baby toad in my woodpile today. I originally saw it in the water dish this morning that I set out for toads. Toads are the reasons I first explored Instagram, then I got a macro lens....
In the wild, the common toad usually lives 10 – 12 years.
Anaxyrus americanus eats insects (100 per night), slugs, and earthworms; and is preyed upon by raccoons, herons, snakes, and birds of prey.