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Tag Archives: California
A western toad (Bufo boreas), pictured with Lake Berryessa in the background. Photo taken at UC Quail Ridge Reserve.
Citizen-scientists use remote cameras to watch pacific chorus frogs in eagle nests. You can watch too! 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
The breeding season is a time of hope and fear for the frogs. Hope that they’ll find a mate, and fear that a predator will find them. Continue reading
Some observations on California Newt and Pacific Chorus Frog mating frenzies, with some interesting observations on newt deformities. Continue reading