Tuesday, April 23, 2013

finding frog eggs 101

Looking for frog eggs with young Burke.

Thank you to those who attended our Frog Walk last Saturday night. We found eggs, tadpoles and adult frogs. And heard half a zillion—more or less—spring peepers peeping.

It must be spring.

     Frogs and toads found at Ijams Nature Center throughout the year.

      American Toad (Bufo americanus
      Cope's Gray Treefrog (Hyla chrysoscelis)
      Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)
      Western Chorus Frog  (Pseudacris triseriata)
      Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)
      Green Frog (Rana clamitans)
      Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris)
      Southern Leopard Frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus)
      Eastern Narrowmouth Toad (Gastrophryne carolinensis)

-Photo by Vickles Pickles


Dorothy said...

I used to look for frog eggs and tadpoles in our little pond way back when I was a kid. I loved catching those tiny little toads that were about as big as my smallest fingernail.

Anonymous said...

That is my son Burke in the photo! He is 9 years old! I am so proud of his interest in nature!!!!