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Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus

Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus

Amphibiorum > Anura > Ranidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishWood Frog
FrenchGrenouille des bois
SpanishRana de bosque


A small, brown frog with a dark eye mask. To a certain extent freeze-tolerant and can breed in vernal pools. One of the first of the local frog species to appear in spring.

How to Identify

The dark eye mask is a distinctive characteristic of this species.

Where When to Spot

My first observation of this species has been a few years back in Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies early spring in a pool which still was partially frozen. I returned to the same place on several occasions around the same month. In April 2022, I finally encountered them again and recorded a video.




2022-05-01Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies
2022-04-15Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies
2015-04-19Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies