Northern 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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Sep
15
Sun
1:00 pm Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Fourth Annual Festival of Forests
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our Fourth Annual Festival of Forests will be a family-friendly event, with children’s activities, guided walks, food and micro-workshops. This will be a great opportunity to explore the wonders of the Acadian Forest.
Sep
21
Sat
7:00 pm September Stargazing
September Stargazing
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about the night sky and get to know some constellations. This outing will teach some basics of astronomy and then head out into the dark for naked-eye stargazing
Oct
13
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.

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