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Wood Frog - Lithobates sylvaticus

A small, brown frog with dark eye mask. To a certain extent freeze-tolerant and can breed in vernal pools. Usually the first of the local frog species to appear in spring.

Common Names

  • Wood Frog (en)
  • Rana de bosque (es)
  • Grenouille des bois (fr)
  • Waldfrosch (de)

Taxonomy

  • Anura
  • Ranidae
  • Lithobates sylvaticus

Videos Behavioral Traits

Where & When to Spot

My only observation of this species has been in Park Pointe aux Prairies early spring in a pool which still was partially frozen.

How to Identify

The dark eye mask is a distinctive characteristic of this species.

Photos

Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

Single. The pond where I saw all these Wood Frogs has been still partially frozen.

Park Pointe aux Prairies - 2015-04-19

NIKON D7100; 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6; Focal Length 140mm; Exposure 1/250; Aperture f5.6; Iso 450;

Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

A couple and a single close together. There have been so many within a very small area.

Park Pointe aux Prairies - 2015-04-19

NIKON D7100; 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6; Focal Length 140mm; Exposure 1/250; Aperture f5.6; Iso 360;

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