Frog (Rana palustris). Yellow-brown in color with dark blotches that run down the
back, pickerel frogs average 3" in length and are commonly observed
in streams, ponds, lakes, and other aquatic areas. They can also be
spotted along grassy woods, meadows, and old fields. The call of the
male can be heard from short distances, creating a low-pitched snore.
Once the females are fertilized, they can produce a mass of 1,000 eggs
in wet areas. These frogs mature rapidly and transform into adults by
August and September of each year. As the weather gets colder, frogs
hibernate by swimming under aquatic debris on the bottom of ponds, lakes,
and streams. Their daily diet includes eating spiders, ants, beetles,
flies, and other invertebrates.