Froggin Logs

Froggin 7/27/17

Some of the Green Frogs i caught today.

Some of the many plants I saw.

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dead animal I found.

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Froggin Logs

This Weekend Catches

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This is a Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus). They are have a wide range from the Northeast to Alaska.

Here are two America Bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) I caught. The one on the left is a female while the one on the right is male. Males have yellow coloring on their throat.

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This is a small Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans).

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Froggin on 6/3/17

I really didn’t go out to go froggin but I was driving my car to go somewhere and I was near one of my spots where I go so I stopped and checked out the area.

from this video you can hear lots of frogs.

I caught a few gray tree frogs
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Here’s one of them.

Then while I was leaving, I saw something hopping in the road so I stopped and caught him and moved him to the other side of the road.

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It was a Northern Leopard Frog! First one I’ve seen in a long time and also a really big one too.

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Froggin on 5/5/17

I had off of work again today so I went froggin in my local creek. It was in the 50s so it wasn’t that cold out. I didn’t bring my camera because it was going to be a quick trip but I still had my phone.

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I found this plant. It looks like a trout lily but isn’t yellow.

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Some yellow flower that I’m not sure what it is. There’s too many kinds of plants.

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This is all the trash I took out of the creek today. Still a lot more down there.

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First frog the year caught!

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Second frog of the year!!!

 

 

 

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Froggin at Schlitz Audubon

Today I had off of work so I went to visit Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee. I had never been there before so I wanted to check it out.

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Walking up to the main building, they had a cute Red tail hawk. I snapped a few pictures of it and went inside to pay.

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I also found a Robin (Turdus migratorius) nest by the Red tail hawk and saw the mom on the nest but it flew away before i got a pic but you can see the babies’ cute head.

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i spotted this trillium (Trillium grandiflorum) on the trails. Easy plant to remember the name of them tri – three leaves.

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This is a male Red Winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) that i saw near a nest. I don’t know if there was eggs in the nest or even the nest was the red winged black birds but Red Winged Blackbirds are very protective of their nests and will attack people. Luckily, I did not get attacked today.

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Here’s a Downy Wood Pecker (Picoides pubescens) that I saw.

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Some Canadian Geese (Branta canadensis) that I thought would never move away from me.

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Some species of Garter Snake (Thamnophis sp.) that I was able to catch.

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Some Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta) in one of the ponds.

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First frog I’ve seen alive in 2017! Either a Green Frog or an American Bull Frog. I’m leaning towards American Bullfrog because I don’t think I see a dorsal ridge. I didn’t catch it because it was far away and I didn’t want to go of the trails.

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This is a Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) I believe. Beautiful flower when it opens.

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Here’s a tower that you can climb. I climbed it even though I hate heights.

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Here’s the view of Lake Michigan from it.

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I believe this is Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

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Another flower that I’m not 100% on but I think its ¬†Common Cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

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Eventually I got down to the lake shore and it was marvelous.

Check out Schlitz Audubon Nature Center if you are ever in Milwaukee.