Nature clicks #173 - Green Frog

Green Frog 1  

The Green Frog is found only in the eastern half of Iowa. I read that they seem to compete with bullfrogs and in Iowa they are rarely found where bullfrogs are common (source: The Salamanders and Frogs of Iowa by J.L. Christiansen & R.M. Baily). However, in the Green Island Wetlands both species can be found. This one here came to the boat ramp where we launched our kayaks. I wished I had a different lens with a polarizer on camera to eliminate some of the reflections on the frog's skin but other than that I was happy with this photo opportunity.


Green Frog 2