Photo Of The Day: Northern Red-legged Frog
The Northern Red-Legged Frog is one of the many amphibians that reside on Vancouver Island. They can be found in British Columbia to Northern California. Northern Red-legged Frogs have declined in some parts of their range due to habitat degradation and loss from agriculture, urban development and forestry. Competition from introduced Green Frogs, Bullfrogs and predatory fish is also a factor. Northern Red-legged Frogs are nationally listed as Special Concern by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and they are on the provincial Blue List.
We spotted this little frog while having lunch at the Crow & Gate Pub in Cedar (near Nanaimo)