We’re now entering the time of the year when there are more frogs in and around the Wetlands than at any other time. With the offspring of all of the frogs and toads that bred earlier in the season now becoming frogs, the numbers may be as high as they will be for the rest of the year. That’s good, because frogs make such good photographic subjects…We’ll start with a Bullfrog.
As you have probably noticed, the three photos above were of frogs on or around smartweed. That particular patch of smartweed is a good place to look for frogs (turtles and dragonflies too). It’s located in the water at the end of the boardwalk as you leave the Black Bear Overlook headed for the Red Wolves, look over the railing to your right.
The following photos (except two) were shot in the vegetation which borders the north side of the Wetlands, the best place to look for treefrogs at this time of year. All of the photos, (above and below) were shot on the relatively cool, overcast day of 19 August.
There are other frogs about, and many more to come as the eggs that are being deposited now hatch, the resulting tadpoles grow along with the various tadpoles from earlier matings, and the survivors eventually morph into frogs. I can’t wait!