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.

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7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Learn a little about the night sky and get to know a few constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing. Begins at the
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2:00 pm Autumn Walk in the Forest
Autumn Walk in the Forest
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Autumn Walk in the Forest @ Macphail Woods Nature Centre | Vernon Bridge | Prince Edward Island | Canada
Woodlands are wonderful places at any time of the year, but a forest in autumn is always special. There are still lots of birds around, the witch hazel is blooming, and many plants are showing