Blanchard's Cricket Frog (Acris crepitans blanchardi)

Size: .75 to 1.5 inches
Range: southern half of the Lower Peninsula
Habitat: ponds, lakes, streams, and muddy areas with plant life
Life cycle: breeding = late May to mid July; metamorphosis = 1.25 to 2.5 months
Call: shrill, clicking; CAE.wav, USGS.wav
Needs: mud flats partially vegetated on edge of pond, lake or stream
Interesting Characteristics: listed as "special concern" by the MDNR.

Acris crepitans blanchardi (Blanchard's Cricket Frog)