Here is some local amphibian wildlife for you! My father sent me this short video of an American Toad calling at night in my parent’s backyard.
My parents built a small pond in their backyard a few years ago, and have had many animal visitors since! Turtles, frogs, toads, great blue herons, and a plethora of small birds all stop by to take advantage of the water source. Here is a picture of the pond during the daytime. Can you spot the Green Frog?
What if we zoom in a bit?
It may seem peaceful and quiet in your backyard, but look closer! There are battles for survival going on all around us. Creatures big and small are hunting for food, competing for mates, protecting their territory, and trying keep from being something else’s dinner. If you see something happening and want to know what type of animal it is or why it is behaving that way, try doing some research at your local library, on the internet, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will try to help in any way I can!
Keep your eyes open—there is so much to see out there!