Green Frog Tadpole

Green Frog Tadpole

Green Frog(Rana clamitans) tadpoles at different stages of development. Adult green frogs mate in the late spring and summer, from May to August. Their calls sound like someone plucking a banjo. The tadpoles take about a year before they can metamorphose, which means that they have to survive as tadpoles under frozen ponds! Additionally, it means that the ponds must hold water for at least a year for the green frogs to be able to survive. After a year, the lucky tadpoles metamorphose into juvenile green frogs.

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All text and photographs Michael F. Benard
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