Cryptic Camouflage by Color
Recently, I posted an article on Catocola Moths over at our other blog, Texas Travelers.
Click to see: Cryptic camouflage by pattern.
Martha and I were at the Nature Center Saturday and we made a point to find some Green Tree Frogs. They are easily overlooked unless you are specifically looking for them, and you are really paying attention.
Be sure to click on the photos to get a closer look !
It’s the small yellow-green dot in the center of the photo, on the left side of the reed, and near the top of the reed.
They usually prefer to rest about half-way up on the stems.
The habitat of American green tree frogs is usually near lakes, farm ponds, floodplain sloughs, cattail or reed marshes, and bald cypress swamps. They inhabit the southeastern United States and some areas to the north and west, including all of Florida, southern Georgia, Louisiana, Delaware, eastern Maryland and Virginia, eastern North and South Carolina, eastern Texas, and areas extending along the Mississippi Valley to southern Illinois. They may possibly inhabit northeastern Mexico. They are also known to inhabit Vancouver Island in British Columbia in Canada.
This is a common backyard species that can often be seen at porch lights, where they may gather to look for insects to eat. During the day, the green tree frogs may be found resting on the plants beside the pond.
The Green Tree Frog song/call can be found by clicking here.
Did you listen to the song?
Have you heard it before?
Here is the link to other frog songs/calls. Click here.
What frogs do you have and where? State, city, habitat.
Do you have a favorite?
I grew up in East Texas listening to ‘Spring Peepers’.
Leave a comment or write a paragraph.
Martha and I would like to know.
There is also an excellent ‘Article on Amphibians’ here.
Troy & Martha