Monday, June 23, 2014

Treefrogs in trees

Gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor) are often heard calling from trees near and over wetlands.

Recording of the gray treefrog (from the Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative)

These frogs are often mistaken for birds because of their musical trill and calling location.
I recently found one calling from a branch in a small tree near a wetland.
Gray treefrog (circled in red) in small tree at edge of wetland
Zoomed in to see gray treefrog sitting on branch

The gray treefrog is found throughout much of Minnesota and can change from mottled gray to mottled green. (Link to MN DNR gray treefrog page).

Gray treefrog in 'gray' phase

Gray treefrog in 'green' phase

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