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  • A green and brown frog with large round eyes resting on a rock.
    Ginseng flower forming. Photo by Courtney Celley, USFWS.

    Frog hibernation

    November 28, 2011 | 2 minute read

    Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. Cold weather has descended upon the Southern Appalachians and on some mornings, perhaps most mornings, soft, warm flannel sheets make the notion of hibernation seem incredibly appealing. Talk of hibernation brings to mind bears curled up in a den until spring, but what about animals that aren’t warm and fuzzy, like frogs? They’ve no insulation and their body temperature rise and fall with the outside temperature – how do they make it through the winter?  Learn more...

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