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Critters of the Elms

Green Tree Frog:Oct. 2011

photos copyright Hester Burch

This green tree frog was found by visiting 7th graders, it was climbing on some cattail plants near frog pond in October 2011.

Fowlers Toad: Aug. 2011

photos copyright Hester Burch

Not sure if what you found is a Fowler's toad or an American toad?

A Fowler's toad like this one has three or more warts in each of it's largest dark spots. An American toad will have only one or two warts per dark spot.

Fowler's Toad (Bufo fowleri) found at Elms Aug. 2011.

Northern Cricket Frog May 2011

Generally cricket frogs have a dark triangle marking on their head between their eyes but you can't always see it.

Photos copyright Hester Burch

Male Northern Cricket Frogs (Acris crepitans), when calling for a mate, will sound like two stones being knocked together.

Found at Elms May 2011

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