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Wood Frog – Welcome to a photographic journey through the woods, fields and marshes of New England

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WOOD FROG

It’s not unusual to run across wood frogs in the woods during the fall. In the next month or so they will be disappearing under the leaf litter as well as under logs and rocks where they will hibernate through the winter. Wood frogs are one of four frogs in New England (spring peeper, gray treefrog and boreal chorus frog are the other three) that can survive being frozen, thanks to the production of glucose which acts like antifreeze. When the temperature rises they simply thaw out and their metabolism increases.

One response

  1. Jennifer

    I often read that wood frogs are obligate vernal pool breeders but every spring we have many, many wood frogs quacking away in our pond, which is shallow but never near dry body of water. We live in Hartland. Comments?

    September 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm

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