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Boreal Toad Slides 1
Boreal Toad Slides 1

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Habitat

Mountain Valley 

Typical boreal toad habitat is montane valleys and associated uplands between 7,000 and 11,000 feet in elevation.

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Breeding Pond

Pond 

Boreal toads usually breed in mid-april to late May in small ponds,  wetlands, or in many cases, ponds formed by beaver activity.

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Eggs

Boreal Eggs 

Boreal toad eggs are jet black and are deposited in long stands. The “egg mass” usually curls around so it occupies a small, compact area.

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Tadpoles

Boreal Tadpoles. Photo by Michael Seraphin, CPW. 

Tadpoles are also jet black and range in size from ¼ inch to 2 inches depending on water temperature and age.

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Breeding Pond

Tadpole Pond 

Tadpoles frequently congregate in the warm shallow water on the north and northeast side of the breeding pond.

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Juvenile Toad

Boreal Toadlet on a Penny 

Juvenile boreal toad approximately 2 weeks after metamorphosis.