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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.

Common Names

Wood Frog

Waldfrosch (de)
Rana de bosque (es)
Grenouille des bois (fr)

Taxonomy

Anura
Ranidae
Lithobates sylvaticus