Fowler’s Toad

In the warmer months of the year, particularly in May and June, the Fowler’s Toad reproduces.
Ponds, lake shores, and marshes are examples of open, shallow waters where it breeds.

I’m not sure why I find these Toads in my yard every year. I don’t have water that they like nearby.

Fowler's Toad
Fowler’s Toad

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sidewalk At My House (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 20, 2022 (09:13 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f10
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • ISO: 5000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-22T17:34:30-06:00September 4, 2022|Categories: Toads|Tags: , |Comments Off on Fowler’s Toad

Dwarf American Toad

While mowing my yard I spotted this Dwarf American Toad. I made a post yesterday in reference to a Fowler’s Toad I also found while mowing. This Dwarf American Toad was near my cabin which is close to the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. The Fowler’s Toad was at my place in town.

Dwarf American Toad
Dwarf American Toad

The Dwarf American Toad is about a third smaller than the American Toad. (They grow to be about 2 inches long).

This is the sound made by the American Toad. The Dwarf American Toad has a slightly higher pitched call.

American Toad call – Arkansas

How I Got The Shot – Dwarf American Toad

I keep my camera near the front door of my cabin just for occasions when I discover something to photograph while doing my chores.

I got low to the ground hand holding my Fujifilm X-T3 Camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button Focus
  • Auto White Balance
  • Multi Metering
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Aperture f8
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter speed 1/1600 of a second
  • Focal Length 400 mm
2019-08-22T03:19:20-05:00August 16, 2019|Categories: Toads|0 Comments

Fowler’s Toad Up Close

The Fowler’s Toad must like my yard here in Arkansas because every summer I see several. I read that they like mixed pine and hardwood forests, bottom lands and urban areas (Herps of Arkansas). I have several pines and oaks in my yard.

Fowler's Toad
Fowler’s Toad

I see these toads primarily while mowing, because I watch for them to keep from mowing over them.

When I pick them up, I’m careful because they secrete a noxious compound from the warts on their back. This compound is lethal to small mammals from what I read. I don’t believe this compound is harmful to people. With this stuff being dangerous to small mammals, I don’t like getting this stuff on my hands and will wash afterwards.

How I Got The Shot – Fowler’s Toad

While mowing, I spotted this Fowler’s Toad. My camera was inside my house but I was able to get it while the Toad remained in a small area. After locating the Toad I was able to get a few photos. I didn’t need to pick this one up since it was hopping to an area I already mowed.

I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 Camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens [Read More…]

2019-08-13T17:45:21-05:00August 15, 2019|Categories: Toads|0 Comments
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