Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)

DESCRIPTION: A brown or tan frog with a dark band ("robber's mask") through the eye and a white stripe on the upper lip. Small to medium - 2 to 21/2 inches long.

Wood Frog
Photo © Jim Harding

HABITAT: Woodlands, wooded swamps.

BREEDING: March-April, in woodland ponds and swamps often before ice is completely melted from pond. Egg masses are globular; many females may deposit in one area, often in deepest part of pond. Tadpoles will transform about 2 months later.

VOICE: A duck like "quack," some describe it as "a lot of chuckling."

RANGE AND STATUS: Common in moist wooded habitats state-wide.

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