It's a pretty swampy night here in the NY Metro Area... after a real scorcher of a day, it's still 73 degrees Fahrenheit (22.7 Celsius) out and humid to boot. Scattered thunderstorms dumped a considerable amount of rain on my worksite. Yeah, it's pretty dank and swampy, perfect weather for an amphibious visitor:
This is a handsome American toad(Anaxyrus americanus), sitting on the 'safety' painting on the edge of the front steps. We have a lot of toads on site, much to my delight. Pretty soon, we should have this year's baby toads emerging from the pond. We tend to get them a little later than West Virginia does.