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Envirothon - Frogs of Michigan (info)


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Blanchards Cricket Frog
Acris crepitans blanchardi
Prefers marshy mudflats, muddy riverbanks, and floodplain ponds in the western and southern lower peninsula; threatened species
Rana catesbeiana
Largest frog; found statewide in riverbanks, ponds, and lakes; deep voice "jug-o-rum"
Eastern American Toad
Bufo americanus
Voice is a long troll given in April and May; found throughout woodlands and shady backyards
Bowlers toad
Bufo fowleri
Prefers woodlands with sandy soil like the Lake Michigan shoreline; call sounds like a bleating lamb; occurs in western and southern lower peninsula; species of special concern
Gray Treefrog
Hyla versicolor/chrysoscelis
Common statewide
Green Frog
Rana clamitans
Vocals: short, loud "clung"; statewide in permanent ponds, lakes, and marshes
Mink Frog
Rana septentrionalis
Strong skunk-like odor when handled; found in upper peninsula in bogs, ponds, and lake edges
Northern Leopard Frog
Rana pipiens
Live in wet meadows, grassy ponds, and lake edges; similar to croaking snore
Northern Spring Peeper
Pseudacris crucifer
X shape on back; found state-wide and prefer damp woodlands, swamps, and marshes; "peeping" noice in spring by males for breeding and in late summer as well
Pickerel Frog
Rana palustris
Prefers cool, clear, pollution-free waters and grassy lake stream banks; generally rare state-wide; species of special concern
Western Chorus Frog
Pseudacris triseriata
Common throughout wet meadows, marshes, and woodlands in the lower peninsula, rare in the upper; voice is similar to the sound made by strumming the teeth of a comb
Wood frog
Rana sylvatica
Duck-like call, contains a lot of "chuckling"; common in moist wooded habitats statewide