Experience the awe-inspiring resurgence of amphibian melodies as we embark on a journey into the enchanting realm of frogs and toads. This timeless masterpiece, a testament to the worlds of biology and nature’s auditory treasures, is masterfully curated and narrated by the illustrious herpetologist, Charles M. Bogert. Originally unveiled by Folkways in 1958, this captivating compilation unveils the symphonic repertoire of 57 distinct frog and toad species, meticulously remastered from their original tape recordings. These harmonious voices resound from the depths of swamps, lakes, woodlands, creeks, and the humble roadside ditches that span the vast expanse of North America.
Allow your senses to be entranced by the captivating cadences of the Pig Frog, Dwarf Mexican Treefrog, Little Green Toad, Southwestern Woodhouse’s Toad, and the Great Basin Spadefoot, among other overlooked heroes dwelling in the marshy landscapes. In a time when the populations of these remarkable amphibians are dwindling at an alarming rate, this auditory masterpiece serves as a poignant reminder of the remarkable diversity and the melodious beauty that we are perilously close to losing forever.
This recording is not merely a collection of sounds; it is a heartfelt plea for the preservation of these unsung heroes and a profound celebration of the rich tapestry of life found in the heart of North America. Join us on this auditory expedition and let the resounding calls of these amphibians immerse you in their captivating world, reminding us of the urgent need to protect and preserve their precious habitat.