Green Frogs – 5/21/09
Observer: Rick Dumont
Observation Date: 5/21/09
Observation Time: 8:30 a.m.
Observation Location: Massapoag Sportsmen’s Club, Belcher St.
Common Name: Green Frog
Scientific Name: Lithobates clamitans
Comments: This is one of our most familiar frogs and is found statewide. It has a green face and a green-brown body, and a ridge running down each of its sides. This species prefers permanent or semipermanent water bodies, 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.