Presentation on theme: "In order to make the most of this presentation you will need the Calls of the Wild- Vocalizations of Georgia’s frogs, produced by Walter Knapp. It needs."— Presentation transcript:
In order to make the most of this presentation you will need the Calls of the Wild- Vocalizations of Georgia’s frogs, produced by Walter Knapp. It needs to be in your CD drive to work with the presentation. To hear each frog call click on the audio icon found on each picture.
Choose a category. You will be given the answer. You must give the correct question. Click to begin. All photos and sounds used with permission from Walter Knapp http://wwknapp.home.mindspring.com/GAFrog.Toad.html
Chorus Frogs True Frogs Mix Up 10 Point 20 Points 30 Points 40 Points 50 Points 10 Point 20 Points 30 Points 40 Points 50 Points 30 Points 40 Points 50 Points Tree Frogs Toads
This toad is mainly brown with prominent eyes, has short legs with large spiny warts. It becomes less active in the warm months. It has a wide habitat liking moist areas for shelter. The voice is a long musical trill. It is found above the fall line.
This toad has four or five pairs of black or brown spots on its back. The mid dorsal stripe is cream, yellow or orange. It lives in the Southern pine woods in the coastal areas. The call is similar to newly hatched chicks.
This toad is brown or grayish in color with a middorsal stripe. It has a wide ranging habitat from mountains to the urban areas. Has a harsh musical trill “w-a-a-a-a-h” call. It is found primarily above the fall line.
This toad has a small oval body with a pointed snout. The eyes have a fold of skin directly behind them. It eats a variety of insects. It prefers moisture and cover- found near ponds with fallen logs. The voice is like a bleating lamb. It is found throughout the state, but mostly in the southern part.
This is a woodland frog living at elevations of 3500 feet and long distances from water. It is usually olive, gray or brown in color. The voice is like a squeaky, raspy wheel. Found in several mountainous, northern counties.
A very small frog with an “x” shape on its back. Lives in areas of brushy growth with temporary ponds. Is nocturnal and not seen very often. It will hibernate when the weather is very cold. Can be found throughout the state.
This is the smallest North American frog. The color varies from shades of tan, green and pink. It has a dark line that goes through the eye and along the side of its body. It lives in moist, grassy ponds and cypress bays below the fall line along the coast.
This frog is brown to gray with a pink tinge. It has a dark line along the upper lip and dark stripe from snout to groin. It lives in moist woodlands, swamps, bogs and marshes. Very difficult to find. Found above the fall line, and some small populations in the southern area of the state.
This frog is usually gray in color, but variations are found as a result of the environment and mood. Has an easily seen white spot under each eye. The inner thighs are bright yellow or orange. It can be found in wooded areas across the state.
This is a stout tree frog, usually dark brown to light green, pale gray or yellow. Round, dark marking are consistently on the back-even with color change. It can be found in trees but also climbs down to the ground. It is found into the lower piedmont, but also the northwestern border of the state.
This frog is often a muddy, yellow green but can change colors easily like a chameleon. The lower part of the body is spotted yellow. It can be seen in moist areas in gardens, on trees and shrubs generally below the fall line.
This tree frog is generally deep reddish brown, but can also be gray or green at times. It has a row of orange, yellow or white spots on the back of the thighs. Usually found high in the trees in pine flatwoods, in cypress swamps or water. Their voice is similar to riveting machines. They are found below the fall line.
This frog has a splotchy back coloration with brown, gray or green dorsal colors. They are found in brushy areas near permanent rivers with side pools that flood in the spring. A single frog is similar to someone whistling for a dog. They are found mostly in the middle region of the state.
Georgia’s largest frog, can be up to 8 inches in size. It is generally plain green or gray with a net like design. The tympanum is very evident. Found near large bodies of water or slow moving streams, throughout the state. It has a deep call.
This frog is brownish in color with four dorsal stripes and a belly mottled with black. Found in bogs or ponds with emergent grass like plants. Its voice is like a carpenter hammering nails. It is found along the southeastern coastal part of the state.
Usually light brown with poison glands. Also has a light line along the upper jaw. It has square dorsal spots that sometimes combine to make oblong spots. It lives in cool, clear water habitats. Its call is a low pitched short croak. It can be found in the northern part of the state.
This frog can be either green or brown, or a combination of the two colors. It has a long, pointed head and a light line on the jaw. It is lives in shallow,freshwater or brackish water along the coast. It is found all over the state.
This is a large frog with olive to dark brown skin color with dark dorsal spots. Its head is narrow and pointed. It lives in large bodies of water, found in floating vegetation. It has a short call like a grunting pig. Generally found in the southern part of the state.
A very small frog with a blunt head, averaging.5- 1.5 inches. It has a ragged dark stripe on the back of the thigh. It lives in the margins of shallow ponds, ditches or marshy areas with vegetation and full sun. They are diurnal and can be seen during the day. Its call is like stones clicking together. Found throughout the state, more so in the northern part.
This toad has a ground color of brown, dark grey or black. It has large protruding eyes with vertical pupils. It lives in forest lowlands with loose, sandy soils and can remain underground for several weeks. Its call is a quick grunt. It is found in the southern part of the state.
This frog is often pale silver, tan or light gray in coloration. It has a white line along its lip. Found in pine woodlands and wet places including roadside ditches. Its call is similar to a trilling ratchet sound. It lives below the fall line.
This is a small tree frog. The coloration is generally green, brown or gray with darker patterns on the back. They live in brushy areas near permanent rivers. The call is similar to the whistle a person uses to call a dog. They are found in the middle region of Georgia.
This frog can be found with either a striped or mottled back that is reddish brown or brown. It lives in gardens, greenhouses, dumps and small stream valleys. It is not native to the U.S. The call is soft and bird like. It has been found in Savannah, St. Simon’s Island and the Thomasville areas.
This frog is considered an undesirable species in Georgia. Only three have been found- but should be held and authorities be notified. It has made its way up through Florida. It is an invasive species.