Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Wildlife Wednesday - Toad

Lookee what I found under the compost bin when I moved it the other week. 

She (at least I assume it is a she based on size) is most likely a Gulf Coast Toad (Bufo nebulifer) which is technically now called a Coastal Plains Toad but I think most people still just call it the Gulf Coast Toad even though the Gulf Coast Toad and the Coastal Plains Toad split a while ago, though they are VERY closely related.  In any case, these toads are pretty common in this area, and we usually see them in the spring, summer, and early fall.

After emptying the compost juices (i.e. the liquid so I could make compost tea), we carefully replaced the composter base and the compost bin.  I hope to see her again in the spring. 

Hmmm...I think this also means that I need to get a few toad houses and put them about the yard.  ;)


Rock rose said...

Hope she didn't mind the rude awakening! Looks like the perfect place for a toad. Much better than my gardening shoe!

Debra said...

What a cutie! <3 toads.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to google toad houses now!--Dani