Did you know this little amphibian, a Couch’s Spadefoot, is a product of desert monsoons? This little amphibian and tho…

 

Did you know this little amphibian, a Couch’s Spadefoot, is a product of desert monsoons? This little amphibian and thousands more just like it emerge from sandy, well-drained soils to frantically mate when heavy monsoon rains create temporary shallow pooling and ponds in the desert. Volume on? What you are hearing are their frantic mating calls which usually last for just a few hours. The spadefoot will likely be gone later today, but not until after the female spadefoot lays up to 3,000 tadpole eggs. 08.11.21 . . . #monsoon2021 #monsoonstorms #arizonamonsoon #monsoonseason #monsoonrain #monsoonphenomenon #amphibians #amphibian #couchsspadefoot #couchsspadefoottoad #spadefoottoad #toad #princecharming #frogs #frog #matingcall #matingcalls #wildlifephotography #arizonawildlife #nature #naturephotography #sonorandesert #arizonadesert #phoenix #fareastvalley #tontonationalforest #mesaaz #myhomestate #rkymtnpix #fortyeighth

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