Wood Frog Lithobates sylvaticus

Description: 2 - 3 inches. Wood Frogs are typically brown, rarely orange or pink, and have a dark brown mask. In northern Minnesota they often have white stripe down the back.

Similar Species: The Burnsi morph of Northern Leopard Frogs may look similar, but lack the dark mask.

Comments: A very common frog in the northwoods. Less common south of the Twin Cities metro.

Distribution Map
Distribution of the Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

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Phenology of Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

Small group of wood frogs calling. Courtesy of Christopher E. Smith.

Large group of wood frogs calling, with occasional boreal chorus frogs. Courtesy of Christopher E. Smith.