Green Frog – 7/4/11
Observer: Paul Lauenstein
Observation Date: 7/4/11
Observation Time: 4:10 p.m.
Observation Location: Gavins Pond Dam
Common Name: Green Frog
Scientific Name: Lithobates clamitans
Comments: This is one of our most familiar frogs, and is found statewide. It has some green on its face and a mostly brown body, with a ridge running down each side of its back. This species prefers permanent or semipermanent water bodies (rather than vernal pools that dry up in summer), eating whatever it can grab, mostly insects but occasionally small snakes and even birds. The call is a banjo-like “gunk.” The female lays a thousand or more eggs at a time as a film on the water’s surface.
More Information: Wikipedia