Bull frogs, green frogs, toads, pickerel frogs, leopard frogs, spring peepers, and tree frogs move among breeding and feeding areas on rainy May and June evenings. As you drive around town watch the roads carefully. The “leaves” you see spread across the wet roadways are probably frogs. Drive slowly and carefully, please, to avoid squashing these valuable creatures.
You may have heard that frog populations all around the world are crashing. In the United States frogs (and salamanders)with extra limbs, missing limbs, and other external malformations are being found at an alarmingly increasing rate. So far, no malformed amphibians have been found in Sudbury, although they have been found elsewhere in Massachusetts.