Young Pickerel Frogs Underfoot
If you remember visiting a pond last April or May and hearing a low, snoring sound (the mating call of the male Pickerel Frog) you might see the end results of those snores if you re-visit the pond now. Young Pickerel Frogs the size of quarters are currently abundant on the banks of the ponds in which they grew up, as well as in nearby vegetation. After emerging from the water sometime between July and September, many of these first year frogs move into nearby fields, meadows and damp woods. They are only a few weeks away from burying themselves in mud at the bottom of the pond, where they will hibernate all winter.
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This entry was posted on September 6, 2013 by Mary Holland. It was filed under Amphibians, Frogs, Hibernation, Metamorphosis, September, Young Animals and was tagged with pickerel frog, Rana palustris, Ranidae.