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Toads

AMERICAN TOADstool

Look closely at the base of this fungus for its true namesake.

                                     


American Toadlet

American toads mated and laid their eggs in ponds about a month ago.  Those eggs hatched and now the tadpoles are beginning to transform into tiny toadlets. For several days after developing legs and lungs they can be found in clusters on the shore of the pond from which they emerged. Gradually they disperse to the surrounding land.  No bigger than your smallest fingernail, they look like miniature adults, warts and all.