Wood Frog

Wood Frog

Scientific Name – Lithobates sylvaticus

Classification – Omnivore

Baby Name – Tadpole, polliwog, froglet

Collective Noun – Army, colony

Average Length – 2.0 to 2.8 in

Average Weight – Up to 8 g

 Speed – First escape leap is fast and long

Life Expectancy – Around 3 years

Breeding Season – Early spring

Incubation Period – 9 to 30 days

Metamorphosis Period – Around 2 months

Special Features – Generally tan, brown or rust-colored with dark eye mask; capable of changing its color

Family Unit – Generally solitary except during breeding season when it gathers in great numbers

Geographical Distribution – North America

World Population – Stable

Conservation Status – Least Concern

Natural Habitat – Forests, freshwater wetlands, woodland vernal pools

Diet – Forest-floor invertebrates

Predators – Snakes, birds, raccoons, skunks, mink, larger frogs