The European, or common, tree frog can be found through out much of North America, South America, Europe, and Australia as well as parts of Asia and north Africa. They are members of the Hylida family, which are the true tree frogs.All though they spend most of their lives in the trees the European tree frog does not typically live deep in the forest. Instead they prefer to live on the edge of the forest typically near ponds or other wetlands. Most people do not see them because they only come down from the trees to mate and lay their eggs, which they typically do in a pond or pool so that the tadpoles will be in the water when they hatch. We found this tree frog while looking for dragonflies at the Maplewood Nature Center last August.