Orwellian Toads

“But Persephone, like the toads, always rises from the dead at about the same moment.”

George Orwell’s “Some Thoughts on the Common Toad,” first published in April, 1946, is a short introduction to spring.

Good ol’ Bufo bufo; here’s one I saw in Sweden.

Times change, we heat up the atmosphere, and the blackthorn was blooming this year in the UK at the beginning of February.

2 Responses to “Orwellian Toads”


  1. 1 Chuck McAlexander March 14, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I have seen bullfrogs in Central Park and spring peepers upstate at Bashakill, but never a toad. Where are they?

    • 2 mthew March 14, 2021 at 9:31 pm

      In my experience: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Doodletown, Westchester/CT border for American Toad. Fowler’s Toad in VA.


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