Where they live
- Green frogs are not native Washington State; they are native to the Eastern United States.
- Have been introduced into two areas in Washington State—Toad Lake in Whatcom County and Lake Gillette in Stevens County.
- Prefer marshes, ponds, steam and lakes, typically with slow water with lots of plants
- Breeding season is Spring-summer
- Eggs are laid in shallow water with lots of plants
- Eggs have a foamy surface film (plinth) and are black above and white beneath
- The eggs only take a few days to hatch
Cool Biology Facts
- Will utter a high pitched ‘squawk’ when disturbed as it jumps away
- Males are territorial and will get into physical fights to defend territory
- Will actively eat both day and night (diurnal)
- View their status on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Amphibians & Reptiles of Washington
Do you know where rattlesnakes live in our state? Or which salamander breathes through its skin? Explore the fascinating diversity of the 26 species of amphibians and 28 reptiles found in Washington state.