FFAC "The Cleopatra Project" Art Catalogue August 7 2022

Oak toad Anaxyrus quercicus

Oaken toad with stripe, tiny, sodden, seeking–cheep– Dismal spring delight

Tiny treasures, oak toads grow to a little more than an inch long and sport a distinctive light stripe down the center of its dark back. They live around pine or oak trees and frequently forage for insect food during the day. Oak toads breed in aquatic environments, often triggered by heavy rain, from April to October. The male’s call is a chirp that sounds like a peeping chick. They live south of the James River in far southeastern Virginia and are North America’s smallest toad species. Wash your hands after contact to avoid irritation to your eyes and nose.

Tina Wade Oak Toads Oil 12 x 12 $250


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