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