National Geographic : 1932 May
THE IRIDESCENT BEAUTY OF FROGS AND TOADS TOADS ARE "NICE PEOPLE" This conviction is deepened upon meeting Bufo alvarius. The group is as bland and philo sophical as old gentlemen about to take up golf. Although they live in Arizona and in southern California, reputedly one of our most arid regions, these toads are by choice semi-aquatic. They stay near water-holes in canyons, and irrigation ditches are a boon to them. tional Geographic Society A SPECIES THAT SELDOM GOES FAR FROM WATER The bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana, is the most familiar species in the United States, occurring throughout the entire country east of the Rockies. Since it is our largest frog, it is the most valu able commercially as food. It takes to deep water at the approach of a suspected danger.