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 […]

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Gray Tree Frog – 6/2/07

Observer: Paul Lauenstein Observation Date: 6/2/07 Observation Time: 10:10 a.m. Observation Location: Trustees of Reservations Moose Hill Farm Common Name: Gray Tree Frog Scientific Name: Hyla versicolor Comments: This gray tree frog was sitting motionless in the foliage along the dirt road leading through the woods to the big pasture. More Information: Learn what a gray tree frog call sounds like at: music of nature, so you […]

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Red eft – 4/2/05

Observer: Paul Lauenstein Observation Date: 4/2/05 Observation TIme: 10:00 p.m. Observation Location: crossing Moose Hill St. (near TTOR) Common Name: Red eft (juvenile terrestrial form of eastern newt) Scientific Name: Notophthalmus viridescens Comments: The eastern newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) is a common newt of eastern North America. It frequents small lakes, ponds, and streams or nearby wet forests. The eastern newt produces tetrodotoxin, which makes the species unpalatable […]

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Yellow-spotted Salamander – 4/2/05

Observer: Paul Lauenstein Observation Date: 4/2/05 Observation Time: 9:00 p.m. Observation Location: Moose Hill Street near Kendall Estate Common Name: Yellow Spotted Salamander Scientific Name: Ambystoma maculatum Comments: It’s best not to handle salamanders because the salts and oils on your skin don’t do amphibians any good (mea culpa!). To see a variety of frog and salamander species, walk down Moose Hill Street on the first rainy night after the snow melts in late […]

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