Toad Ripples Two

Toad Ripples, Take Two

The toads are back! This is the second time they have bred this spring. They began trilling three weeks ago, but the weather turned abruptly, unseasonably cold. They are back with a much more friendly weather forecast. This is the latest in the season I have noticed them appear in recent years. We have seen them as early as the third week of March. They typically breed in April, as they tried this year. Taken with a Nikon 70-300mm AF-S VR II.