Southwestern Toad, March 15, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Common Name: Southwestern Toad
Scientific Name: Anaxyrus microscaphus
Creator: Colver, Kevin J.
Notes: Several males called all night. The next morning 2 toads were found dead and partly eaten in the creek, racoon tracks were present. The surrounding area is creosote bush/Joshua tree Mohave desert. The toads were congregating and calling in two relatively more still areas of the creek. The creek runs through sandy gravel with surrounding cottonwoods. Many toads were found up to 100 m away in the cottonwoods at night, moving toward the creek. One was found dead and dried in the sun. One Red-spotted toad was also found and photographed.
Location: Lytle Ranch Preserve (Utah); Washington County (Utah); Utah
Recording Equipment: Sound Devices 722 Sennheiser 30/40 MS combo
Audio Rights: Audio copyright Kevin Colver. All rights reserved
Image Rights: CC BY-NC CalPhotos, William Flaxington