Amphibians: Wood Frog

Photo of Wood Frog and acorn cap

When Jenny and I paused on a walk in the woods last weekend to arrange some fallen leaves, I noticed a small, tan-colored frog in the leaf litter nearby. The dark face mask confirmed he/she was a Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus). After taking a few photos of him beside an acorn cap, I gently placed him on the leaf art. I couldn't resist the opportunity to add a living accent to our ephemeral arrangement.

Photo of Wood Frog Leaf Art

Within the next few weeks, Wood Frogs will be seeking subterranean safety, where they'll spend the white season in a partially frozen state. Come snow melt, they're among the first amphibians to become active, as they thaw out and travel to vernal pools to breed.

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