Here’s the frog!

Did you spot it this morning in Charles Jones’s photo? If not, here’s the reveal:

And here’s the frog. Readers, can you give us an identification?

8 Comments

  1. rickflick
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    I’d guess it’s the mountain chorus frog.

    • Diane G.
      Posted August 28, 2017 at 3:39 am | Permalink

      The chorus frogs are quite similar to the spring peepers in size and breeding schedule. Both plus wood frogs show up in our pond as early as late March–ensues cacophony!

      • rickflick
        Posted August 28, 2017 at 6:37 am | Permalink

        I’ll watch out for the difference next spring. I’m sure they have distinct vocalizations.

        • Diane G.
          Posted August 28, 2017 at 11:25 am | Permalink

          Oh, yes, that’s one of the best ways to distinguish them, unless you’re close enough to notice the peeper’s dorsal pattern.

  2. Posted August 27, 2017 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    Spring peeper, Pseudacris crucifer (in earlier literature, it’s in the genus Hyla).

    • Diana MacPherson
      Posted August 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

      Yes, you can see it’s a peeper by the little X on its back. I guess that’s why “crucifer”.

      • Diane G.
        Posted August 28, 2017 at 3:29 am | Permalink

        Yep!

  3. Cody
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    Definitely a peeper.


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