MOUNT RAINIER NATURE NOTES
||February - 1934
- A tadpole, at certain stages in its metamorphosis, has the
power of regeneration. That is, it can grow a new toe or leg if the
original member has been snipped off.
- Frogs hibernate in winter in soft mud and in medieval times it
was thought that these amphibians were derived from the ooze and mud of
- A frog can easily make a jump of about twenty times its length,
as compared to the average man's jump of about three times his
- The female frog never sings. It is the voice of the male that
one hears during the mating season.
- The tongue of the frog is possessed of a sticky substance which
facilitates the capturing of insects.
- The tongue of a frog is attached to the front of the lower jaw,
and when the mouth is closed lies flat and pointing down the throat. In
this manner the frog gets the use of the full length of his tongue is
- The frog completely fills his stomach about four times each
The eggs of the toad are laid in long strings that look something
Many amphibians lay their eggs in small masses. Such is true of the
Pacific Coast Newt, Pacific Giant Salamander, Western Red-backed
The Western Spotted Frog and Wood Frog lay their eggs in large masses
that are familiar sights on the surface of ponds in the spring.