Oak Openings metropark off of Wabash Cannonball Trail (NW Ohio)
Fresh egg mass. Heard calling wood frogs nearby.
1st tentative chorus this year
Frog in pond. It was small and I got in really close before it jumped and swam away
I heard spring peepers and wood frogs. Since this frog is different than the others I think it's a spring peeper but I thought they were smaller.
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...