Under a log with a lead-backed salamander by the tipi.
All of my finds of this date were found within the boundaries of Noble View hiking area.
Found this Wood Frog on a mushroom hunt on one of the many trails out behind Southern Berkshire School.
On a hike with my friend in the Savoy State Forest, we found what is the largest wood frog I had seen all summer. It was along the North Pond Loop Trail roughly in the vicinity of the area marked.
Medium sized, beige body, black markings around eyes
This frog was found after scavenging under a log. The characteristics are difficult to see, but there are intricate patterns that are brown and tan on its skin. It is approximately one fourth the size of an average human's palm.
Found by coal mine pit pond blind.
After a prolonged dry spell, it rained all day on the 5th. At about 9PM I noticed a number of small frogs crossing roads as I drove in Guilford. I stopped and caught one and photographed it. The dark mask through the idea suggested that it was a young wood frog. the frog was about half the size of my thumb (about 3 cm snout-vent length).
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...