Northern Leopard Frog

Leopard frog

Northern Leopard Frog  (Rana pipiens)

This frog grows in size to between five and nine cm in length. It is a brown or green colored frog, with 2 or 3 rows of irregularly placed dark spots between conspicuous ridges. Also, there are numerous additional rounded dark spots on sides of the body. This species is found in or near virtually all standing water bodies, feeding on mostly invertebrates. In summer they disperse into fields and meadows, returning to water in the fall.

 

Northern leopard frogs breed in any standing water, starting in mid spring. This species is extremely prolific and abundant and because of this, it is extremely important in aquatic food chains.

Upcoming Events

Jul
3
Mon
9:00 am Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Becoming a Naturalist Week 1
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 7 @ 3:00 pm
This camp builds on the camper’s ability to encounter and describe the natural world. They will use journals, collecting equipment, and take part in many fun activities that will expand their understanding of how to
Jul
10
Mon
9:00 am Young Ecologists Week 1
Young Ecologists Week 1
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – Jul 14 @ 3:00 pm
This camp will begin to introduce the campers to the amazing complexity of our native Acadian forests. They will dissect owl pellets, take part in forest restoration planning and plantings and develop their understanding of
Jul
15
Sat
2:00 pm Forest Restoration Workshop
Forest Restoration Workshop
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Forest Restoration Workshop @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
The Forest Restoration workshop offers alternatives to clear-cuts and plantations, and other ideas on how to improve the health of Island forests. It starts with a presentation in the Nature Centre and then participants will