Frogs - Michael Benard

Please enjoy these amphibian and reptile photos by Mike Benard.  You can use the links below to navigate between different galleries.  If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email:


Spring Peeper on ice-killed Wood-Frog eggs

January through February 2017 were unusually warm in Ohio, and many of the Wood Frogs bred early. But then a sudden cold snap froze the ponds, killing many of their eggs. Here is a male spring peeper that was calling from a perch on top of an ice-killed wood frog egg mass.

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