Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)
A small, brown frog with dark eye mask. To a certain extent freeze-tolerant and can breed in vernal pools. Usually 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 and When to Spot
My only observation of this species has been in Park Pointe aux Prairies early spring in a pool which still was partially frozen.