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Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

Posted on Jul 9, 2016

This Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) surprised me yesterday while I was walking with my dog Zach. At first I thought a leaf had blown across the grass under his furry stomach, but I said…wait, no way, that moved way too directly, too low, and too quick. After about 20 seconds of looking at the ground, sure enough, there it was. I took a few photos of it in between its hops back to the woods.

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The frog was heading in the right direction, and after showing Zach – he likes to watch wildlife because he has grown up around me simply observing and not interacting with it – we all went our separate ways. You never know what you will spot in the air or on the earth in summer. Go out and find something to surprise you tomorrow.

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator