The length of an adult wood frog ranges from 51 millimeters (2.0 in) to70 millimeters (2.8 in), females being larger than males. The color of adultwood frogs ranges from either being brown, tan, or rust colored and usuallythey have a dark eye mask. Individual wood frogs are capable of varyingtheir color. The undersides of wood frogs are pale with either a yellow or green cast. There isn’t any similar species in North America to the woodfrog, so if you see a small brown frog with a dark mask in the woods, thanit’s a wood frog.
Adult wood frogs eat a variety of small invertebrates off the forest-floor.While the omnivorous tadpoles feed on algae, plant detritus, as well aseating the eggs and larvae of other amphibians. Including their own species.The wood frog’s feeding pattern is triggered by prey movement andconsists of a body lunge that terminates with the frog’s mouth open and anextension of the tongue onto the prey. This is similar to most other ranids.The tongue is attached to the floor of the mouth and is flat when the frogs’mouth is closed. This helps one to understand that in the feeding strike, thetongue is swung forward as though it is on a hinge. This makes sure that,