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Develop With Care - Red-legged Frog

These frogs breed in wetlands and ponds in the spring.The tadpoles grow quickly, changing to adult form duringthe summer. Once they finish breeding, the adults leavethe wetlands and travel long distances through uplandand riparian forests. They are loyal to their homes andwill return to natal wetlands even if these are drained orare blocked—leading to local population extinctions.

Develop With Care Factsheet # 14 Red-legged Frog

image credit Gord Gadsden



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