Loree Griffin Burns: Quick Quiz!

From: A Life in Books
August 02, 2012 at 10:01AM

© Loree Griffin Burns

If you’ve read my new book, Citizen Scientists, then you know each chapter concludes with a Quick Quiz that tests readers’ knowledge of the butterflies, birds, frogs, and ladybugs they’ve been reading about.  The little fellow in the photo above, who I met this week, has inspired me to create an online version today.

On a recent trip to Maine, my family and I came upon a pond covered in lily pads and ringing with the sounds of a one-stringed banjo. (Want to see a photo of this pond? Click here.) At first we couldn’t see the banjo strummers, because they blended so well with the lily pads. But because we’ve studied frog calls a bit, we knew who we were dealing with.

Do you?

First clue: its call sounds like a one-stringed banjo.

Second clue: the frog is pictured in the photo above, which was taken after one of my kids tossed a pebble into the pond and got the frogs there moving enough for me to see them!

So … which New England frog is it?


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