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A Leap of Faith

April 01, 2002 by David Rains Wallace

After moving to Berkeley from Mendocino County, writer David Wallace found that he missed the springtime serenades of his local amphibians. So the dug a small pond in his backyard to see if he could get a few frogs to breed there. It turns out that despite the very real threats posed by pollution and sprawl, the Bay Area's native frogs are remarkably resilient survivors.

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Frog or Toad…What’s the Difference?

April 01, 2002 by David Rains Wallace

Originally, these Anglo-Saxon words referred respectively to species of the genera Rana and Bufo, Britain’s native taxa. (Rana and Bufo ...

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