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Large Male Bull Frog March 2013

It took some sharp eyes to spot this bull frog that was almost entirely concealed by leaves and pine needles. It snuggled down in the mud because the previous night had near freezing temperatures and frogs don’t have fur to keep them warm. It was discovered by Mrs. Lee and her 1st grade class not far from the vernal pools at Elms. I think the students were surprised by the size of him.

Want to learn more about hibernating frogs?

http://www.hsu.edu/pictures.aspx?id=1263

Can you spot the frog?

 

 

 

More Articles...

  1. Bluebird eggs 2012
  2. Rhinoceros Beetles 2012
  3. Smooth Earth Snake Oct. 2012
  4. Imperial Moth Caterpillar 2012
  5. American Shieldback 2012
  6. Eastern Cottontails 2012
  7. Ground Hog: 2012
  8. Double-crested Cormorant rescued
  9. Little Brown Skink
  10. Common Buckeye Caterpillar
  11. Luna Moth Caterpillar: Actias luna
  12. railroad worm
  13. Garden Hose or Rat Snake?
  14. Common Snapping Turtle
  15. Leopard Gecko: Eublepharis macularius
  16. American Mink specimen
  17. Small American Bullfrog: Feb. 2012
  18. Rock Doves: April 2010
  19. Unknown Caterpillar -Cutworm Maybe: October 2011
  20. Baby Northern Water Snake April 2011
  21. Southern Leopard Frog: Oct. 2011
  22. Bull Frog: May 2011
  23. Green Tree Frog:Oct. 2011
  24. Fowlers Toad: Aug. 2011
  25. Northern Cricket Frog May 2011
  26. Eastern Mud Turtle June 2011
  27. Eastern Box Turtle May 2011
  28. The Chinese mantis September 2011
  29. The Old Man of the Woods September 2011
  30. Autumn Olive
  31. English Ivy November 2011
  32. The Periwinkle Plant (Vinca major) October 2011
  33. Eastern Ribbon Snake September 2011
  34. Diamondback Terrapin October 2011
  35. Wheel Bug (Arilus cristatus) October 2011
  36. Marbled Salamander: October 2011
  37. Rough Green Snake October 2011
  38. Atlantic Needlefish: September 2011
  39. The Eastern Box Turtle: June 2011
  40. Luna Moth Male vs. Female: May 2011
  41. Luna Moth: May 2011
  42. Green Stink Bug: May 2011
  43. Leaf Beetle Larvae: May 2011
  44. Worm Snake: May 2011
  45. Painted Turtle: May 2011
  46. Fiddler Crab: May 2011
  47. Arrow Arum: May 2011
  48. Eastern Tent Caterpillar: May 2011
  49. Shark Tooth Fossil: May 2011
  50. Northern water Snake: May 2011
  51. Female Cardinal: April 2011
  52. Ruby-Crowned Kinglet: April 2011
  53. 5-Lined Skink: April 2011
  54. Yellow Spotted Salamander Eggs: March 2011
  55. Loblolly Pine: Mach 2011
  56. Buck Moth: Feb 2011
  57. Spotted Salamander: Feb 2011
  58. Green Tree Frog: Feb 2011
  59. Male Blue Crab: Feb 2011
  60. Naked Goby: October 2010
  61. White Perch: October 2010
  62. Blood (polychaete) Worm: October 2010
  63. Bay Anchovy: October 2010
  64. Atlantic Silverside: October 2010
  65. Skilletfish: October 2010
  66. Spot: October 2010
  67. Black Drum: October 2010
  68. Blennies: September 2010
  69. Hogchoker: September 2010
  70. Mud Crab: September 2010
  71. Oyster Flatworm: September 2010
  72. Tiger Swallowtail: June 2010
  73. Diamondback Terrapin Eggs: June 2010
  74. American Toad Toadlet: May 2010
  75. Green Frog: May 2010
  76. Canada Geese: May 2010
  77. Land Snail: May 2010
  78. Red Admiral: May 2010
  79. Periwinkle Snail: May 2010
  80. Ladybug: May 2010
  81. Watersnake: May 2010
  82. Pipefish: April 2010
  83. Amphipod: April 2010
  84. Fowlers Toad: April 2010
  85. Racoon: April 2010
  86. Spring Peeper: April 2010
  87. Click Beetle: April 2010
  88. Six Spotted Tiger Beetle: April 2010
  89. Spotted Turtle: April 2010
  90. Eastern Mud Turtle: April 2010

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