Frog hiding in the duckweed by William Dolak Hot weather is on tap for today – here’s hoping you find a cool spot! Bill shared this photo from Spirit Springs Sanctuary in Cass County in our Michigan in Pictures Group on Facebook. See more photos from his visit right here and consider sharing your own!
Layed-up in the Frog Pond, photo courtesy Presque Isle County Historical Museum This would be where I would tell you the fascinating history of why the winter harbor at Rogers City was referred to as the Frog Pond, but I’m unable to find much except for that’s what everyone calls it. There’s one in Toledo too. The Presque … Continue reading Bradley Fleet in “the Frog Pond”
You Looking at Me?…, photo by Kevin Povenz I had so much fun with Blackcaps: Blackberry or Black Raspberry last week that I had to try it again (spoiler alert: they were black raspberries). What do you think, internets: is this a Northern green frog or a Michigan bullfrog? The only difference I know of between … Continue reading Frog Friday: You Looking at Me? Edition
mink frog-0376, photo by tifranta Saturday was World Frog Day so let’s add another Michigan frog to the list, the Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis) about which the DNR says: A blotchy, spotted, greenish or brownish frog. Similar to Green Frog, but has spots or blotches instead of cross bands on the hind legs. Bright green upper lip … Continue reading Know Your Michigan Frogs: Mink Frog (Rana septentrionalis)
Crayfish & Green Frog, photo by John Heintz Jr. The next installment of the critically acclaimed Michigan in Pictures exclusive “Best Friends in Nature” series. I believe what these two have in common is a long list of shared predators, so this could well be a pond-side support group meeting. ;) View John’s photo bigger and … Continue reading Best Friends in Nature: Crayfish & Green Frog Edition
A frog in the backyard pond, photo by jiafanxu Anyone feeling like this at the end of the week? Fortunately, one of our last summer weekends awaits! View Jiafanxu’s photo bigger and see more in their slideshow. More frogs on Michigan in Pictures!
Frog, photo by Ron Abfalter Word on the pond is that Michigan’s frogs are a little put out by all the attention my readers are paying to Michigan turtles, so here’s a little payback. The DNR’s page on Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) says: DESCRIPTION: A brown or tan frog with a dark band (“robber’s mask”) through … Continue reading Michigan Frog Files: The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica)
BACKYARD NATURE, photo by John E Heintz Jr April is the time when we start to hear some of Michigan’s 13 species of frogs and toads making noise. While the green frogs pictured above were confusing their Frogbook friends in July, most of the distinctive spring frog calls are males advertising that they’re looking for … Continue reading Frog Sex: It’s Complicated
You Can’t See Me, photo by MacDonald_Photo (Formerly Sl33stak) Michigan has two species of Gray Treefrog – the Eastern (Hyla versicolor) and Cope’s (H. chrysoscelis) that are hard to distinguish, sometimes even sharing the same ponds. Check out the Hyla versicolor page at the UM Animal Diversity Web for a bit about that. Their color … Continue reading The Gray Treefrog doesn’t care if you’re confused
Ribbit Tell’em, photo by EEKaWILL Spring is frog season, and today’s Anishinaabemowin word of the day is Omagakii which means frog. Omagakiins means little frog and Omagakiinsag means little frogs. Anishinaabemow.in is a very cool (though no longer updated) website that used short videos to teach words and short phrases in Anishinaabemowin. They explain that: … Continue reading Omagakii: Frog in Anishinaabemowin