Roberta Chan spotted this CA Red-legged frog while closing the gates at Gualala Point Regional Park recently.
This frog is listed as threatened and is federally protected by the Endangered Species Act. That they live next to the Gualala River, in its floodplain, is wonderful. I would suggest that any Gualala River floodplain logging plans should be rejected, for many reasons, including the existence of this threatened frog.
Thanks to Roberta for allowing me to share her photo with you here.
These reddish frogs are on the endangered species list. Roberta Chan spotted one at the campground at Gualala Point Regional Park on July 30th. The campground is near the banks of the Gualala River.
Roberta previously photographed one in the same area in January of this year in the gravel bank of the Gualala River.
This rare frog is found almost entirely in California. To learn more about this frog, here is a link to an interesting article: http://www.nwf.org/wildlife/wildlife-library/amphibians-reptiles-and-fish/california-red-legged-frog.aspx
Thanks to Roberta for allowing me to share her photos with you here.
Nancy Trissel was on a hike when she came across this endangered frog, the California Red-legged Frog, Rana draytonii.
This frog is only found in California and a small part of Baja California. They are in serious decline due to habitat loss but they can be seen here on the Mendonoma Coast. They lay their eggs in the upper reaches of the Gualala River.
Here is another photo of this frog, taken by Darrell Paige.
This frog is one of the many reasons we have to vigilant to make sure our watershed is protected from development.
Thanks to Nancy and Darrell for allowing me to share their photos with you here.