Yesterday I made friends with a toad. Today I made friends with a frog.
The northern cricket frog looks a lot like a toad, being kind of gray and having warts. But it is a frog, a tree frog that does not climb in trees. They remain fairly small, only a couple of inches long at the most.
Since I have moved, I no longer get to hear the songs of the frogs that I used to. That is something I miss more than most people would.
But I still hear them occasionally.