• Looking out at the lake

    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

Amphibians

Nature and Science

Tree Frog

There are 20 species of amphibians that have been found within the Lakeshore. These include blue-spotted, spotted, four-toed and red-backed salamanders; mudpuppies; central newts; eastern American and Fowler’s toads; Blanchard’s cricket frogs; spring peepers; gray tree frogs; bullfrogs; and western chorus, green, Pickerel, northern leopard, and eastern wood frogs. The various species will serenade visitors from early spring into mid-summer. Areas near small lakes and marshes or moist areas in the hardwood forests are the best spots for listening to their calls and for the opportunity to see an amphibian.

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