Frogs / Toads in Sutton Massachusetts


Identifying frogs and toads is fairly easy in Sutton. Across the entire state of Massachusetts we only seem to have 2 types of tree frogs, 5 types of regular frogs, and 3 types of toads. Something hoppy should fall into one of those categories! In fact one of the categories - the peeper tree frogs - are so tiny that while everyone hears them hardly anyone sees them. I don't think I've ever seen a peeper, but I can certainly hear them very loudly in the spring!

Frogs and toads are related, but there are a few difference. Frogs are mostly water creatures, while toads can live quite happily on land. Frogs have long back legs and can do huge leaps, while toads have shorter back legs and tend to make short hops. While lots of things will eat frogs, few things eat toads because of the chemicals in their skin.

For those who are curious, the frogs and toads I am missing photos of are: the spring peeper, Fowler's toad, and the Eastern spadefoot. If you have photos of any of these in Sutton, I'd love to hear from you!


American Toad


Bullfrog


Gray Treefrog


Green Frog


Leopard Frog


Pickerel Frog


Spring Peeper Frog


Wood Frog




Tadpole Care Feeding and Raising - What do Tadpoles Eat and Need to Thrive?



Tadpole Care and FeedingTadpole Care and Feeding
This step by step manual helps ensure that your little tadpoles grow up to be happy, healthy frogs. From choosing the tank to designing the menu, from checking the pH to adjusting the temperature, I'll ensure your cute, tiny balls of energy grow up into a joyful friend.




Animals and Birds in Sutton Massachusetts

Sutton Massachusetts Photo Collection

For a cool interactive map to see where species of frogs and toads are found in Massachusetts, visit the Mass Herp Atlas

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