Hello there! I hope things are going well for you this week so far! I don't know about where you live, but here, in Northern NY, we have been OVER RUN with frogs all spring/summer, and now fall! They are everywhere! Cody and I have been spotting and photographing these little critters for a couple of months now, and I have a bunch of them to share with you!
I looked up a spot on the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation site, that talks about NOT taking frogs, but you are allowed to pick them up, photograph them, and re release them! They also had a great PDF that we looked at, to try to identify the frogs we saw. I am not 100% certain that I have id'd them correctly-one would think that it wouldn't be too difficult, but some of the frogs were the size of a dime, and it was difficult to get a good look!
This first one is a Gray Tree Frog we spotted at my Mom's, during camp. I was driving out of the driveway, and saw something on their plant hanger. It was a little frog, with a bug in his hand!! They change colors, here, he is lime green. We didn't seem to bother him at all, he just sat perfectly still!
This is another Gray Tree Frog, that we spotted on the side of my neighbor's house. He is the same as the one above, just different camo. Here he is green with white patches, black dividing the areas.
Here is the same frog, after Cody picked it up! Look at the drastic change in color! Amazing! I just love to hear these little guys outside the house during the summer!
This one is the tiniest one I found. That is my huge amazon lady hand, and the frog is about the size of a dime. I have identified him as a spring peeper, but he is so tiny, and the photo wasn't great, so I can't be sure!
This is another one we found outside my neighbor's house. I think he is a Spring Peeper, too. You would not believe the HOURS I spent online trying to find photos to compare these frogs to. This one has a very prominent "nose". Again, not sure!!
This is one of two identical frogs that Cody brought home from his cousin's house in soda bottles. I scolded him, we took photos, and let them go. This one is a wood frog. He has the prominent brownish black lines on the sides of his head, and the ridges on his back. Very cute!
So there you have it! Soon, all the summer wildlife will be gone, and fall will be here! There are a few trees already starting to turn, and I have been hearing Canadian geese a few mornings this week. A sure sign! Autumn here in the adirondacks is stunning! Hope you liked our collection of frogs!!
Have a good night,