Just coming out of hibernation!
There was a large puddle of water in the gravel parking lot. As I got out of my car, about three frogs jumped out and into the brush, though one stopped long enough for me to get a couple of photos.
Observed in a small pool at the base of a brook running down the limestone. Observed gulf coast toads, rio grande leopard frogs, cricket frogs, and tadpoles utilizing the small pool.
Lithobates is a taxonomic name for a group of "true frogs", of the family Ranidae. This group of frogs has been defined as a separate genus. The name was defined by Hillis et al. for a subgenus of four Central and South American frogs within the genus Rana: