I celebrated my birthday this past week, and my husband John gave me a frog book, wrapped in frog paper, with, of course, a frog birthday card (featuring a red-eyed tree frog).
Anyway, I love the book he gave me: Frogs and Toads of North America: A Comprehensive Guide to their Identification, Behavior, and Calls by Lang Elliott, Carlos Davidson, and Carl Gerhardt. Each page spread features one type of frog: on the left is all the information about the frog, on the right side is a full-page photo of the frog. This book is packed with the natural history of frogs and toads, including information about their range and habitat, descriptions of behaviors, and tips for finding, observing, and identifying frogs and toads.
So as you take pictures for the FROGS ARE GREEN photo contest and need to identify the frog or toad, or if you wonder what kind of frogs and toads you have in your backyard or in your part of the country, consider getting this book. The book also comes with a CD of the calls of 99 frog calls.