by Greg Mayer
A further salientian post is coming, but since people seemed to have such fun finding the frogs, I thought I’d add a quick post on spotting the toads.These are American toads, part of the same “rescue” as the green frogs featured yesterday. I think getting the count right on this one is actually a bit trickier.
Regarding those frogs from yesterday and how many there were, I had released 18 of them, and did not know how many were in that particular picture, as I just snapped a few shots as they scurried away. The frog-like thing in the lower right is, as several readers noted, a rolled leaf; it does look froggy at first glance, but zooming in reveals its true nature. (On my screen, clicking, and then clicking again, produced the usual magnified image– I’m not sure why it didn’t work for many readers. At least we all learned about ctrl + scroll (crtl+<+> also works)!) I count four frogs. However, regular reader Jim Knight, who is a very experienced field herpetologist, said he saw five, so I’m not excluding the possibility I’ve missed one myself.