A frog or toad in my tomato garden.
There were many other individuals in this pond as well, including some in amplexus. Even though I didn't get a good head shot, I'm pretty sure they're T. torosa and not T. granulosa, because of the spherical egg masses.
in oak grassland/woodland. This population breeds in a pond.
Almost stepped on this little salamander
Amphibians are ectothermic, tetrapod vertebrates of the class Amphibia (Greek ἀμφí, amphi, "both" + βíος, bios, "life"). They inhabit a wide variety of habitats with most species living within terrestrial, fossorial, arboreal or freshwater aquatic ecosystems. Amphibians typically start out as larva living in water, but some species have developed behavioural adaptations to bypass this. The young generally undergo metamorphosis from larva with gills to an adult air-breathing form with lungs. Amphibians use their skin as...