Park Rambles - Indiana County Parks & Trails

Wood Frogs

Wood frogs egg masses line the edge of a ditch along the Ghost Town Trail. The trick is to lay the eggs in a spot that will retain water long enough for the tadpoles to hatch and mature into froglets. Large blooms of egg masses like this are a defense mechanism to help perpetuate the species by providing protection in mass.

Wood frogs are widespread and are found even as far north as the Arctic. They have the ability to freeze almost solid and then resurrect themselves as temperatures warm.