CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Oak Toad (Anaxyrus quercicus)
formerly Bufo quercicus, this is the smallest North American toad getting be about 1.5 inch max.
Diet: Ants, beetles, centipedes, spiders, and other invertebrates.
Unlike many toads who tend to be more nocturnal, you’ll see these guys quite often during the daylight. He was visiting my driveway which is a mix of native groundcovers including but not limited to spadeleaf, pennywort, frogfuit and various sedges.
Spatial and temporal ecology of oak toads (Bufo quercicus) on a Florida landscape: www.srs.fs.usda.gov/pubs/23625
Shown on Florida Native Plant: SPADELEAF (Centella asiatica)