many singing in vernal pool
Seen at our Salamander Crossing event:
Heard one individual calling
1 calling close S of rd, not seen
Calling 1, not seen
End of 1st 15 min timed survey
First of the season; not calling but one sitting on the ice on the pond and another in the small amount of open water at the pond's upstream end. No peepers were calling yet.
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...