Summer is at its peak and since we've been getting regular rainstorms, there is an abundance frogs and toads at our pond, in the woods, and near our houses. A number of us have been enjoying trying to identify the different frogs by their calls. A book with CD by Lang Elliott has been incredibly useful in this enjoyable quest. [20 July 2005]

Calls of frogs and toads

 

Frogs we've so far identified by their calls alone

  • Gray Tree Frog throughout our woods, very noticeable at night
  • Spring Peeper, all over, particularly loud and recognizable in early spring
  • Bullfrog, by the pond
  • Green Frog, by the pond
  • Northern Cricket Frog, by the pond
  • Fowler's Toad, by the pond