Acris blanchardi Blanchard’s Cricket Frog
Snake Road, La Rue-Pine Hills Ecological Area, Union County, IllinoisApril 22, 2008
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi)
These little frogs have a great camouflage in the leaf litter. I typically wouldn't see them until they jumped, and even then it was often hard to rediscover the same individual post-jump.
Snake Road, La Rue-Pine Hills Ecological Area, Union County, IllinoisApril 23, 2008
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi)
This species has quite a lot of variation in color and pattern. This one was particularly yellowish and uniform in color.
Perry County Lake, Perry County, MissouriApril 25, 2008
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi)
Another state, another population of cricket frogs.
Lost Maples State Natural Area, Bandera County, TexasApril 11, 2010
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi)
A number of small creeks crossed our trail, and at each crossing I would look for frogs and garter snakes and any other interesting little hydrophilic creatures. I would typically see one or two of these small frogs just as it leapt into the water and out of photographic reach. Eventually I managed to trick one into jumping away from the water so I could get a photo.
Jackson County, MissouriMay 4, 2017
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi)
This is what they look like in Jackson County. Hmm, remarkably similar to all the others.
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