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HerpMapper Highlight - Wood Frog

Post by Chris Smith » January 11th, 2015, 4:25 pm

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Post by justinm » January 13th, 2015, 1:05 pm

You can tell where the fields and suburbs are across their range. Timbers are the same way. It's sad that the dots aren't all over their range contiguous.

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Re: HerpMapper Highlight - Wood Frog

Post by chrish » January 13th, 2015, 2:14 pm

We really need some Canadian herpers to contribute!

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Re: HerpMapper Highlight - Wood Frog

Post by Nshepard » January 14th, 2015, 7:32 am

Guess I need to upload some records from NC and WV.

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Re: HerpMapper Highlight - Wood Frog

Post by mfb » January 14th, 2015, 3:56 pm

justinm wrote:You can tell where the fields and suburbs are across their range. Timbers are the same way. It's sad that the dots aren't all over their range contiguous.
Part of the pattern is probably due to variation in where contributors live. Plenty of wood frogs in northeast Ohio and western New York, even if the map doesn't show it.

As participation grows, many gaps will fill in.

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Re: HerpMapper Highlight - Wood Frog

Post by NACairns » January 14th, 2015, 6:31 pm

chrish wrote:We really need some Canadian herpers to contribute!
Some of us are working on it but don't have many voucher shots of L. sylvaticus or a lot of other common species. A goal for next season. I have a couple more shots if I can find the files but in my defense I did add the Churchill MB one.
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Re: HerpMapper Highlight - Wood Frog

Post by FrogO_Oeyes » January 14th, 2015, 6:53 pm

I've seen, caught, or heard wood frogs in many places in Canada, and recently got a new county in Minnesota. Many are just sight or sound observations as a kid. In addition, there are many vouchered locations in Canada and Alaska which are not part of HerpMapper.

I've seen or caught wood frogs in Fort McPherson, NWT; Yellowknife, NWT; Stettler, Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Calgary, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Exshaw, Wagner Bog [with Bill Love and others], and near Entwistle, Alberta. I've heard them in Inuvik, NWT and many other places. They are documented in many places in Alaska, Yukon, NWT [and now Nunavut]. I documented one in Steele County, MN this past year, which is a range expansion.

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Re: HerpMapper Highlight - Wood Frog

Post by justinm » January 15th, 2015, 8:04 am

mfb wrote:
justinm wrote:You can tell where the fields and suburbs are across their range. Timbers are the same way. It's sad that the dots aren't all over their range contiguous.
Part of the pattern is probably due to variation in where contributors live. Plenty of wood frogs in northeast Ohio and western New York, even if the map doesn't show it.

As participation grows, many gaps will fill in.

Mike
I'm speaking from my own personal experiences here. You can look at regional guides as well. Areas that are developed by agriculture have severely affected the range of the Wood Frog.

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