Monday April 28th 2014 Tim
Although I have never seen them together, I
believe there are two Toads in the Vegetable Garden. They are both
of the same species, but I have no idea what that species might be.
Of Toad species identified as Kentucky Natives, there are three likely
candidates, and of those three likely candidates my vote goes to a Toad
Species that has been given the name Fowler's Toad. And here I am
told that a Fowler's Toad has a voice that sounds like, "the bleat of a
sheep with a cold."
you happen to be pottering in the Vegetable Garden, one or
other of the Garden Toads will make a little noise at you,
if he or she has the idea that you might not have noticed
him or her. It is indeed a very peculiar noise. Kind
of petulant, sort of bad tempered, rather insistent, and
does offer a suggestion of "get out of my garden."
Then , there'll be a little very deliberate hopping around
from the Garden Toad and you might hear the noise again. In
the past I have thought of this noise as a sort of low pitch
'quack'. The kind of thing you'd get from a day dreaming