Calling Green Frog

calling green frog, Rana clamitans

male greenfrog, Rana clamitans

A male Green Frog (Rana clamitans) photographed while calling on a warm July night in Livingston Co., MI. The top photo shows the frog in the middle of the call; the bottom photo shows the frog between calls. The song of the Green Frog sounds a bit like a banjo being plucked. Click on the player below to listen to calling green frogs.

Over much of their geographic range, Green Frog tadpoles take over a year to reach metamorphosis. So they require permanent bodies of water to survive. They coexist with man other amphibians that require ephemeral or permanent bodies of water. Other amphibians in the same pond as the Green Frog pictured above were Gray Treefrogs, Spring Peepers, Wood Frogs, and Blue-spotted salamanders.

All text and photographs Michael F. Benard
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