Day 2 of 3 days in Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. The diversity seen there was incredible . . . and that included this toad, hiding from me, no more than a foot from the edge of the trail i was working. Looked healthy, with a very beautiful interplay of browns arranged in various patterns. “Waste” film on this pookie? That debate lasted but seconds. Out came the little boy in me = Wow! this toad is amazing!
It posed (he, she ?). Good. I am, of course dedicated to photographing butterflies, and displaying the best of what I get. But this guy was special, and amidst all of the buzz about habitat encroachment, there it was, extraordinary (for me) and looking like a good indicator that the next generation was almost assured.
Now . . . what title for this post? Suggestions?