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Here are four videos of American Toads during the breeding season. The videos show calling males, interaction with spring peepers, fighting over mates, and amplexus. Continue reading
Citizen-scientists use remote cameras to watch pacific chorus frogs in eagle nests. You can watch too! Continue reading
While listening to the New Order album “Substance”, I was startled to hear the sound of frog calls. In fact, I initially thought that one of my frog recordings had started playing simultaneously with the New Order album. Then I … Continue reading
A newt popped its head up to the surface of the water just as I took this photo of a pair of mating spring peepers. Continue reading
In 1951, George S. Myers, an ichthyologist and curator at the Standford University Natural History Museum, published a paper in Copeia titled “The most widely heard amphibian voice.” He described how the calls of pacific chorus frogs appeared in movies … Continue reading