Category: Spadefoots

And Then There Were Three.

Walking about our property with a keen eye will reveal little froglets hopping about the plants and shadows. I guess we did our job okay, and it’s in nature’s hands now. Out of the hundred or so frogs we released, we kept these three: three kids,...

Spadefoots ‘08

Call me a little mixed up priority-wise if you must, but I’m frustrated that today I had to go to work instead of staying home and… taking care of froglets. I didn’t have time to pursue the grand media compilation I wanted for this year’s Spadefoot...

The Spadefoot Project, Day 0 (20070726)

AS THE heavy summer rains are here again, so are the Spadefoot frogs, Scaphiopus couchii. Last fall I wrote about the Spadefoots, and recently decided to follow up this year with some additional thoughts. What’s different this year, and a first for this blog, is the...

The Spadefoots

THE SUMMER rains in the Southwest are heavy and cold, with the ability to drop three inches of rain in an hour and reduce visibility to less than ten feet. And when conditions are right, they bring the Spadefoot frogs—sometimes called toads—out of the burrows where...