I love toads and frogs. The first week of May always finds me searching for eggs and tadpoles.
Look at the mating toads surrounded by eggs. The male is smaller than the female. Sometimes they have a threesome.
Frogs seem more discrete in their mating behavior. I have often heard their mating call; but have never seen them coupled.
Toad eggs are in long strings. Frog eggs are in clumps, like grapes. Look at the frog eggs below. Don’t frogs just seem more organized? Is nature organized?
Bullfrog tadpoles are unique. Instead of working to get out of the water fast, like toads, bullfrog tadpoles spend the first year of their life chillin’ in the water, and change into frogs their second summer.
Below is a bullfrog tadpole I caught along the water’s edge. Maybe I will post some more photos throughout the summer as their legs lengthen and their tail shortens. Would you like that?