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Lithobates palustris - Pickerel Frog

Lithobates palustris – Pickerel Frog

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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  1. Eliza Waters says:

    One of my garden buddies. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. domnuio says:

    Maybe it’s a prince ๐Ÿ™‚
    gret capture

  3. A fine looking amphibian Eliza…and did you know the Pickerel frog is the only poisonous frog native to North America? Only mildly irritating to humans but deadly for many other amphibians and frog eating snakes. I didn’t know that before you intrigued me and I looked it up.

  4. Widdershins says:

    Under the basil umbrella. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Murtagh's Meadow says:


  6. Val Boyko says:

    Well hello there!!

  7. Alice Pratt says:

    It’s wonderful to have Garden Buddies! Toads, Frogs, Birds, Butterflies…..especially “Hummies” who love to buzz us. They “get to know us” & must approve our being among their food fest!

  8. Aww so cute!! โค

  9. Rebecca says:

    Oh, he is so gorgeous, Eliza. We can hear frogs croaking in our garden south of Adelaide in the winter, but we can never see them. I do love the sound of them, though. It is a sound I associate with still, cloudy, winter mornings, a sound that makes me feel at home in my garden.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Rebecca. I like your memories of frogs in your garden. So they must hibernate/lay low in your summer? In our winter, these guys sleep in the mud under the frozen water!

  10. These are great, particularly the undercover frog๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Eliza Waters says:

      A little surprise for me while I was hunting for slugs in the garden (sadly, something I have to do nightly). He seemed to be conferring with a little orange eft which, unfortunately, had started to move off before I could fetch my camera. I swear the two of them were having a ‘conversation!’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. We’ve been hearing lots of different frogs here lately – but I never see them!

  12. Maria F. says:

    What a prince!! By the way, do the slugs have to be killed?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      While I don’t enjoy the process, yes, there are just TOO many of them and they are so destructive in the garden. There are thousands of them in the lawn and woods that escape my hand, so they do alright so long as they steer clear of my designated space (says the evil queen… ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

      • Maria F. says:

        What do you do with them though? I recognize that you as well as others have beautiful gardens, and that these slugs stand in the way. However, I am curious as to what do you do with them?

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Oh dear, you would ask. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ A small cup with salt in the bottom, toss them in, they die – the next morning I dump them in the field. They return to the earth, the end.

      • Maria F. says:

        I know it’s annoying to perhaps even say it. Can’t they be relocated to a lake or pond? From what I read slugs are scavengers and cleansers (yes, I know, hard to believe ) of the environment. Their timing is what seems so be so wrong for us humans. They should be doing the cleansing when the flowers are gone, but they come at the wrong time. Oh Homo sapiens!!!

      • Eliza Waters says:

        These are terrestrial, so they would drown in a pond. Yes, I’ve noticed that the large ones do scavenge if there is freshly dead, or dying foliage. But if there is not that to consume, they and another smaller species, as well as the snails, go for the tender tasty stuff like flower petals!
        It would be impossible to relocate them because as soon as they get in a container, they proceed to climb out …. onto my hand – arrrghh! Gross!

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Thanks – it does look interesting so I just ordered it from Amazon. Who knows, I might find some brilliant wisdom in there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Kris P says:

    Aw! Sadly, I haven’t seen frogs locally in more years than I can count, although lizards I have in abundance. Maybe they establish territorial boundaries.

  14. Laurie Graves says:

    Little buddy! We have them at the little house in the big woods, too.

  15. So cute…and what a powerful totem to encounter ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. dorannrule says:

    An almost invisible beauty!

  17. MK says:

    Oh, you have frogs who are green & moist. ๐Ÿ™‚ We have lizards who are brown & dry. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The 2 corners of the country…

  18. Peek-a-boo:) How sweet.

  19. Jewels says:

    Cute! Hello little froggie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. He’s a cute chap Eliza

  21. Kathy Sturr says:

    Pickerel frog! Does he or she like Pickerel plants? If so I have to look at the lake!

  22. Way cool, Eliza!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

  23. ladyfi says:

    Awww – too cute.

  24. Robin says:

    How cute! I love finding little friends in the garden. I suspect I miss many of them because they are so good at hiding. Great capture, Eliza. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. What a happy camper! Glad you found him and got his portrait ๐Ÿ˜‰ Little ones know they are safe in your garden โค โค โค

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