In honor of World Frog Day, we thought we’d use the day to talk about how some of the frogs in our home-state of Michigan compare to other frogs around the world.

i has a hat

According to the Michigan DNR, the frogs found in Michigan are as follows:

Blanchard’s Cricket Frog

Bullfrog

Gray Tree Frog

Green Frog

Mink Frog

Northern Leopard Frog

Northern Spring Peeper

Pickerel Frog

Western Chorus Frog

Wood Frog

The bullfrog is the largest frog we have in Michigan, but our bullfrogs are dwarfed in comparison to the world’s largest frog, the Goliath Frog.

A big bullfrog, just hanging out, doing frog stuff.

A big bullfrog, just hanging out, doing frog stuff.

The Goliath Frog

The Goliath Frog

Some of Michigan’s smallest frogs are the Northern Spring Peeper and the Western Chorus Frog, but in 2012 a tiny frog called Paedophryne amauensis was discovered to live in New Guinean rainforests. While our tiny Michigan frogs range from about 1 to 1 ½ inches in size, the Paedophryne amauensis is only 7.7 millimeters long on average.

Northern Spring Peeper

Northern Spring Peeper

Paedophryne amauensis sitting on a US dime.

Paedophryne amauensis sitting on a US dime.

Aside from being World Frog Day, today is also the first day of Spring. It shouldn’t be long before our amphibious buddies are out in full force again! Also, totally fighting the urge to make a bad pun about the first day of spring and world frog day. You’re welcome. 😛

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