Frog Blog

We are going to encourage frogs to come and visit our ecosystem. We will report any appearances and the date and time in our “frog blog”

Here are some of the species we hope to see in our pond:

Bullfrog:

  • New York’s largest frog
  • Reaches 6 to 8 inches in length
  • Mottled green in color, lack dorso-lateral ridges
  • Seen along the banks, edges and shallows of warmer, permanent waters, especially those with floating or submerged vegetation
  • Breed late, starting in June, producing black and white eggs that are deposited in a mat-like film up to two feet in diameter
  • Tadpoles are large, bullet-shaped and olive green, requiring a two-year larval period

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AoS9kfI89Q4/TT6LwmUe70I/AAAAAAAAAwY/ltrO4KrI8-4/s1600/African+bullfrog.jpg

 

Gray Tree-frog

  • Secretive arboreal frog with large adhesive discs on the tips of its toes
  • Found in closed canopied forests
  • Adults have rough skin with dark blotches on the back and a base color that can range from gray to light green
  • Immature are lime green
  • http://www.thebeatnews.org/BeatTeam/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Gray-Tree-Frog-092.jpg
  • Wood Frog
    • Breeds in cold clear waters of temporary pools, beaver meadows, swamps and bogs
    • Found in moist, deciduous woodlands
    • Adults have rough skin with dark blotches on the back and a base color that can range from gray to light green
    • Immatures are lime green
    • Adults average to be about 2 to 3 inches long
    • https://academics.skidmore.edu/wikis/NorthWoods/images/1/18/WoodFrog1.jpg
    • American Toad•  The American toad has a spotted belly  Hybrids do occur when intermediate features•  The American toad can be found in lawns and forests

      •   Both species breed during April and may in shallow waters, ponds, ditches, lakes marshes, and wet meadows.

      •The American toad can reach up to 3 to 4 inches

    • http://media.web.britannica.com/eb-media/85/4685-004-093BB6DE.jpg
    • Eastern Spade Foot •   Eastern spade foot uses its feet to dig into the ground•   Eastern spade foot prefers areas with well-drained, loose and sandy soil in open forests brushy areas, meadows and croplands

      •   It breeds through April a September in the temporary.

      •   The adult can average to about 2 to 2 ½ inches long.

    • http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Plants_Wildlife/herps/Anura/Eastern_Spadefoot/EasternSpadefoot_JWhite.jpgEastern Cricket Frog  (endangered species)                        •  New York rarest frog

      •  Full grown eastern cricket frog is no longer then 1-inch long

      •  Their breeding time is in late may early July

      •  They are known as jumpers and can jump 50 times their body length

    • http://dnr.wi.gov/org/caer/ce/eek/critter/amphibian/images/blanchardsCricketFrog.jpg
    • Northern And Southern Leopard Frog
    • •  These fogs are commonly used in biology class in school
    • •  These types of frogs prefer grassy habits near marshes and ponds.•  this frog is an excellent jumper. This frog will leap zigzag when it feels frightened breeding perks in April and may. Adult averages to be 3 to 4 inches long
    • http://www.wec.ufl.edu/extension/wildlife_info/frogstoads/images/large/rana_utricularia.jpg
    • 9/12/2013  We have seen many small frogs that resemble the northern and southern Leopard frog
    • 9/20/2013  Last total we counted 8 of these types jumping into or around the pond.