Friday, August 22, 2014

Frog Critters

I've seen a number of frogs which sat still enough for me to get a good picture this summer.  I always like frogs, perhaps because you can identify them quite easily by their calls, and their calls are such a big part of spring to me.  There are only a few species in Ontario, and the calls are quite distinctive, so they're easy to learn.  They're a sign of healthy ecosystems too, so I'm always pleased to see them still around.

We spotted this Spring Peeper sitting on the top of a  spent daylily bloom in the garden, not seeming much disturbed by us.

I had to chase it to another plant, but got a good look at the 'X' on it's back that is so distinctive.  One of our smaller frogs.

I've already featured this big fellow on my post about walking around Bognor Marsh wetland.  We all must have taken a dozen pictures of this large Green Frog sitting on a lily pad near the shore, and just staring back at us!

There were lots of Leopard Frogs around too, with their spotted back.

Did you notice the second frog in the picture above; they were about one inch apart.  I think this is probably an immature Green Frog.

This is my more typical sighting of a Leopard Frog, hopping through the grass in the back yard.

This one is for those who like to play 'spot the frogs'.  The big green frog is in the lower centre; can you spot the other two?

Here they are, just 18" to the right of the first Green Frog we were all taking pictures of, and nobody spotted them til 10 minutes had passed!

Linking to:
http://viewingnaturewitheileen.blogspot.ca/

16 comments:

  1. These frogs look quite distinctive!

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  2. I'm not a frog lover, but you surely got some good pics.

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  3. I too love frogs! We had a bunch singing in our backyard pond this spring. I really miss hearing them. I love all your froggy pics!

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  4. I love frogs, any animal that eats insects is welcome in my garden, unless the insects are bees. You got some good shots of them. What a big lily pond, it looks like frog paradise!

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  5. Wonderful series of frog photography ~ one of the gems of nature for SC ~ Happy Weekend to you!

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  6. Wonderful series, I love the cute frogs.. The Leopard frog is one of my favorite. The lily pond is beautiful. Great shots! Thank you for linking up your post to my critter party.. Have a happy weekend!

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  7. You're making me want to get out there and hunt for frogs! Very nice photos.

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  8. I like the green frog, but the leopard is a good one too. Nice photos of them all!

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  9. Hi!:) It looks like the ideal pond for frogs to breed. The Leopard is a beauty, but I like the green one too. I love to hear them in our pond also.
    Have a happy weekend.

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  10. great images. love the leopard frog. I don't see them here.

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  11. Beautiful photos of the frogs! I think they're cute!

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  12. Oh I like frogs too. You have some terrific photos. I like them all. : )

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  13. Really good-looking frogs! My grandson would love this post! :-)

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  14. Delightful pictures! I like frogs.

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  15. Interesting variety of frogs - I don't think I've ever seen a Leopard Frog before.

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  16. It seems that everywhere we have gone this year there are many, many frogs. As you say it's the sign of a healthy ecosystem. Nice post.

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