I went back a little later and there weren’t nearly as many, but still saw at least 50 toads! And saw that even though I was driving about 5mph and swerving wildly from side to side, I squashed more than a half dozen. 🙁 It’s obviously the beginning of mating season as you’ll see from the photos. Fowler toads burrow into the mud/dirt and emerge when the weather warms up . I know that well since I dug up quite a number last fall when I was creating our blueberry garden!
I invited LD to come out in his pjs to have a quick look. Boy was it hard to convince him how late it was and that he did indeed need to go to bed!