1 on Eddy beach.
25 degrees c overcast several seen on forest floor
One frog seen on edge of wetland
25 degrees c sunny
This tadpole was found in the pond at Louisa County High School campus. It was the only tadpole identified, and photo credits go to Derek Leiffer.
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...