Cold weather is approaching and soon this little toad, which now resides under my deck, will find a place to dig backwards into soft soil and hibernate for the winter. I suspect it will make its way to my garden because the soil is soft and fluffy. One of my friends often finds them in her compost pile. So this spring I will need to be careful if I dig in my garden early to get a head start on snow peas.
I think the toad at my back door is a female because females are usually lighter in color and have white or light colored throats. Their skin is permeable which enables them to absorb water and oxygen but that means it is also vulnerable to toxins in the air and soil. I don’t fertilize my soil so it is pretty safe here. I wish I could control the air quality as well.
See more camera critters here.