found injured in local park
Small frog, brown background color, dark mask below mouth. Crossing Wrighton Road during light rain. No photo, no calling activity.
Heard calls only. Sounds like quacking.
Crossing Wrighton Road during light rain. Medium sized frog, brown body, black mask along lower jaw.
In pond at Montreat Trailhead, along with a few others.
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...