A Field Guide to the Prairie

Northern Leopard Frog
Photo: Dr. Barney Oldfield
Northern Leopard Frog
Rana pipiens
Length: 5-9 cm (2-3 in.)
Habitat/Range: In the United States, they are found from Nevada east through the north-central portion into New England. They are most often found near wet meadows and tallgrass prairies near ponds and lakes.
Eating Habits: They eat insects that hide in the tall grasses.
This is a medium sized frog. Its skin color is green or brown with irregular-sized dark spots on its back. The hind legs have dark stripes and the belly is white. They often congregate in the aquatic vegetation of ponds and streams during the winter.
On the Prairie Field Guide Index

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