07.08.2022 Happy Frog Friday!

While walking along the Norwottuck Rail Trail on the 4th of July I spotted this little Green Frog enjoying the sunny morning.

Green Frog-Lithobates clamitans fma Rana clamitans male.

It’s a pretty easy life for a frog, just lazing around in the swamp waiting for a fly to come by or a potential mate to heed your croak. And hoping  heron doesn’t make a meal of you.




About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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19 Responses to 07.08.2022 Happy Frog Friday!

  1. picpholio says:

    I’m afraid specialy the last one….
    Great pictures of this frog.
    Have a nice weekend Steve.

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  2. You noted that the genus for this critter used to be Rana. That was the Latin word for ‘frog’ and is still the word in Spanish and Italian.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    The greens of the lily pads and of the frog complement one another nicely. I’m still hoping to find a frog this year, but we may need more rain before they decide to make themselves visible. I’m curious about ‘fma.’ I get that the genus changed, but I’m not sure what the initialism means. I couldn’t find a meaning for it online that came close to what you probably meant.

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  4. Very nice Frog images! Enjoyed seeing them! Brings back memories of my old home with a pond & frogs!

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  5. So much detail on your photos! Happy weekend to you!

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Happy weekend and start of vacation, Steve!

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  7. Tina says:

    He matches well with the surroundings. Great shots!

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  8. Peter Klopp says:

    By now, the frogs must know you well enough to let you come close and take those fabulous photos.

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