Photo Friday: Frog-ouflage!

They might not normally be nominated for wildlife style awards, but American bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) can be found in a variety of colors. Their backsides range from Read More…

Photo Friday: Spotlight on the Sierra Newt

When nature is your photography studio, you never know what species of wildlife might become your next photo subject. We recently snapped this photo of a Sierra Read More…

Survival of the Salamanders

Secretive salamanders often live out of sight, creeping out of their burrows at night or when things are wet – times when people are not likely to Read More…

California’s Growing Marijuana Issue

It just takes a Google Earth tour to spot the rise of marijuana growing in California. Navigate through aerial imagery of Humboldt County forests, and patches of Read More…

Three to Tango

When love is in the air for Sierra newts (Taricha sierrae), these otherwise land-dwelling amphibians know it's time to hit the water. After adult newts reach about Read More…

Frogs, toads, and hungry trout

In the late 1800s, most high Sierra Nevada lakes were teeming with frogs and toads, but contained virtually no fish. Over the past century, however, the number Read More…

Frog-pile!

These American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) were happy to pose for a quick photo (or perhaps they were just too full to jump away). As noted in an Read More…

The real toad

Amphibians are a very diverse group of vertebrates that live on every continent except Antarctica. Since the mid-1970s drastic population declines of many amphibian species have been Read More…

FROGBIO?!

  Okay, it may be too early for a name change. We catch our share of frogs in aquatic surveys and wetlands monitoring, but this one's particular Read More…