Wood Frog – 4/13/19
Observer: Richard Kramer
Observation Date: 4/13/19
Observation Time: midnight
Observation Location: Moose Hill Street near TTOR’s Moose Hill Farm
Common Name: Wood Frog
Scientific Name: Rana sylvatica
Comments: As their name implies, wood frogs live in the woods and reproduce in vernal pools. Listen to the recording of the quacking sound it makes at the Wikipedia link below so you can recognize it when they thaw out after the snow melts in early spring and begin their courtship.
The photo below was taken on “big night” – the first rainy night after the snow has melted in spring when woodland amphibians migrate from uplands down to nearby wetlands to spawn.
More Information: Wikipedia