Blanchard's Cricket Frog

 

 

Blanchard's Cricket Frog

Blanchard’s cricket frog rarely exceeds one and a half inches in length. Although extremely variable, this tiny frog almost always has a dark triangle between its eyes. A ragged, dark line on the rear surface of its thigh is also characteristic. This alert frog is a strong leaper. It’s found statewide and frequents almost any wet place. It seems to be partial to the sunny banks of lakes and streams. It’s also found on sand, gravel or mud bars in small, sluggish streams.

Blanchard’s cricket frog begins breeding in late April and continues through the summer. The call is a series of rapid metallic clicks, much like two pebbles or marbles being struck together.

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