Photo/observation by Kal Ivanov (VMNH).
- about 4 cm long
- tan color overall
- black stripes over eyes (mask like)
- front and back legs have brown slanted stripes
Found under an old log in an upland oak forest with mixed hickory.
Wood frog found in rotting log in upper forest Montgomery County, Maryland.
Camouflage at the base of a tree
The wood frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) has a broad distribution over North America, extending from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. The wood frog has garnered attention by biologists over the last century because of its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism (for a Ranid), interesting habitat associations (peat bogs, vernal pools, uplands), and relatively long-range movements. The ecology and conservation of the wood frog...