This is a northern green frog, also called green frog. The northern green frog is native to Wisconsin and is very common throughout northeastern North America. It lives 5-10 years. It eats grasshoppers, crickets and other insects, slugs, and snails. You can hear its call in late May, June, and July, and it sounds like a single plucked note from an out-of-tune banjo string.
In the winter time, they go under water and burrow into the mud at the bottom of ponds and lakes and hibernate. They don’t need to breathe because they can absorb oxygen through their skin.
You can visit the frog in the picture at the Heckrodt Wetland Reserve nature center in Menasha, Wisconsin. We took this picture on April 24, 2010.