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#Fieldwork yesterday & today yielded several highlights:

A dozen blue spotted #salamander #larvae , plus one dead in a trap (with a massive belastomatid insect [aka "toe biter"]).

These larvae are part of a student's project, which he'll be presenting @MWPARC this August! Image
Plus metamorphosing or recently metamorphosed #amphibians of a few different species! (It's that time of the year in central #Minnesota )

In some spots the ground was littered with tiny wood #frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) metamorphs. You can see this one's remaining tail nubbin. ImageImage
And right as I was reminding us to "keep an eye out for metamorphosing #toads" I came across this American toadlet (Anaxyrus americanus) Image
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Enjoyed some rather rotund American #toads while setting traps for tiger #salamander larvae today. ImageImage
More photos later, but the tiger sal larvae at this pond hatched in early May and are already *HUGE* (>1 in TL) w/small back legs.

Me to students @ start of #fieldwork : remember, the larvae may still be small

Me later: 🤯woah
Also, None of us can catch a skink to save our lives! 😂

Prairie skinks were all around the pond. At random intervals you’d hear one of us yell “whoop!”, disappear into the grass, and then grumble bc we missed 🤣
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Happy day listening to #frogs frolic. Boreal chorus, gray tree, and American #toads were calling in force!
Saw several amplectant amorous Anaxyrus americanus (American toads) & the fruits of their labors

(Alliteration is #toad -ally awesome)
And hubby spotted a painted turtle chilling in the shallows.

(#Turtle , & examining toad eggs in back) Image
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