Posts Tagged ‘amphibian’

Frogs from The Algarve

Western Spadefoot Toad, Pelobates cultripes

November is the time of year when, like most sensible people, my thoughts turn to warmer places.  This year I had toyed with the idea of several tropical destinations but, for various reasons, decided in the end to try southern Portugal, the region known as the Algarve, inspired by the variety of reptiles and amphibians […]

Midwife Toads re-visited

Male plus eggs

Since posting the original version of this blog we have been back to the colony and found two males carrying eggs in their late stages of development.  I have added a couple of new photos towards the end of the blog.  The Midwife Toad, Alytes obstetricans, gets its English and scientific names from its breeding […]