Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Rana palustris
Pickerel Frog

Adams Co., Illinois
August 20, 1994

My first Pickerel Frog was in a small, steep-sided canyon cut by a spring-fed stream.  Caves and springs and small streams are a favorite habitat of this frog.  Often I see them in the hollows formed where a stream undercuts the root system of a tree; they sit quietly there, waiting for the next insect to bumble along.

The specimen shown is from Kentucky.









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