NH Conservation Status: Not listed
State Rank Status: Widespread and secure
Distribution: Throughout NH
Description: A 1.5"-3" tan, brown, or pink frog with a dark mask running across the eye that ends at the eardrum. There are prominent ridges that run along the back and a light stripe across the upper jaw.
Commonly Confused Species: None
Habitat: Terrestrial, found in various wooded habitats. Also found along the vegetated edges of ponds and streams, wooded wetlands, and bogs.
Life History: Up to 3000 eggs are laid in globular masses in vernal pools. Eggs may be laid communally and give the appearance of a giant mass of eggs. Hibernates under woody debris on forest floor.
Voice: Short raspy quacks, like a duck
Conservation Threats: Species is secure
Wood frog call - click "play" triangle to listen:
Wood frogs have a dark mask that runs across each eye. Photo by Mike Marchand
Wood frogs can vary in their color pattern as this individual is more reddish that the usual tan or brown coloration. Photo by Karlene Schwartz