Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tree Frog

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.

6 comments:

BPOTW said...

That's such a cute little guy! And a great shot of him/her, too!

Margo said...

wonderful shot! My daughter, although always a girly girl, has always loved frogs... I will be sure to show this to her - she's getting into photography and I just gave her my old camera with a good macro lens.

Sarah said...

Oh he is beautiful!! Great shot!! Sarah

Jenn Jilks said...

Marvellous shots, as always.

sweet bay said...

I see them all of the time -- they love our front porch and the gutter downspouts. We practically live in a wetland where there are frogs aplenty.

Anonymous said...

My two daughters love tree frogs! We saw several at Maplewood SP this past week and they are their new favorite animal. Thanks for the identifcation photo, its a great one!