Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)

A mid-sized species of frog native to the eastern part of Canada. It lives near shallow ponds, lakes, rivers and swamps, mostly in the water.

How To Identify

Green frogs look very similar to Bullfrogs. I identify green frogs by looking at the crest which starts behind the eyes and which runs in case of the Green frogs along the side until the end of the back.

Where and When to Spot

Can be seen from spring to autumn near water although difficult to spot outside of the mating season in spring when you can find them following their calls. I saw my first Green frog in Park Boisé des Douzes, St. Hyacinthe.

Photography

Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc des Prairies

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    NIKON Z 6
    300mm f/4

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/500s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 3600

  • Parc des Prairies

    Saturday, May 11, 2019

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 1600

  • Boisé des Douze

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

    Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
    4.3-215.0 mm

    Focal Length 193mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f6.5
    ISO 640

Videography

Videos are published in Fauna Flora's YouTube channel.

Taxonomy

Anura
Ranidae
Lithobates clamitans