Fowler’s Toads and the little pond

There are still a few tadpoles in the pond in the North Burial Ground, and with today’s rain, the pond came up enough that they are swimming over the mowed grass and rather visible, but peak season is over and the last of the tadpoles will turn to toads very soon. The drama is over. Another year’s crop of toads is launched. The following video is about 14 minutes long, but I think it moves rather well and it is both informative and entertaining. It covers the entire season from early May to mid August. It shows all of the life stages of Fowler’s Toads, and how they intersect with the cycles of the drainage swale. I highly recommend that you view it on a large screen if you can as there are some very small critters and details that you will miss on a small screen. Commernts welcome. Greg