Eastern American- and Fowler’s Toads (Anaxyrus fowleri) are similar in appearance and often coexist in the same habitat. Fowler’s Toads are known to hybridize with other species of toads; this may be a pair of hybrid toads.
Notice the black-and-white strings of toad eggs faintly visible in all of the photos.
Editor’s Note: This is Part 4 in a five-part series of posts featuring two types of toads commonly seen at Huntley Meadows Park: Eastern American Toads (Anaxyrus americanus); and Fowler’s Toads (Anaxyrus fowleri).
- Toad-ally in love! (Part 1)
- Toad-ally in love! (Part 2)
- Toad-ally in love! (Part 3)
- Toad-ally in love! (Part 5)
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Tags: adult female, adult male, amplexus, Anaxyrus americanus, Anaxyrus fowleri, Eastern American Toad, Fowler's Toad, Hike-Bike Trail, Huntley Meadows Park, mating pair, vernal pool, wetlands, wildlife photography