Thank you Tuula and Lussi.
Oh my... what a sweet tiny toad! Congratulations for having noticed it, fireblade! Look at the fingers of this little being!
Once upon the time there used to live a big toad in our garden, in the midst of a perennial plot, we lived then in an other house.
For several years ago there used to live a big beautiful toad in our garden, in the midst of a perennial plot, we lived then in an other house.
She had a nice home cave there under the roots of long long lilies.
Here on Squirrel hill I have never seen not one toad, nor frogs either...
'my' toad, 1995
There can be seen here small dark brownish (the color looks exactly same as the the black soil) 'lizards' under upper the stones that line the higher level in my garden, close to the apple tree seen on the background of the feeder pictures. They do not look like those common 'sisilisko'Zootoca vivipara , fast running lizards..be cause their skin seems to be all one colored and matte (no any gloss, no 'patterns' like vague stripes) - but perhaps they are 'covered' by a thin level of black soil?? They have holes and corridores there in the soil. I always put the stone back, if I happen to move some stone, carefully. I don't know who they really are!
Ah, what a long story!! And nothing to do with toads or frogs..