Treefrog in dark camouflage
Photo by Pete Williams 10-14-09
The Green Treefrog is a fairly small frog, ranging in size
from 1.25 to 2.25 inches. These frogs are most easily distinguished
by a light-colored lateral stripe, extending from the upper lip
along each side to the groin. This line may be pearly white,
pale yellow, or entirely absent. They are generally green in
color, although the color may vary from dark olive-brown to pale
yellow depending on environment. They are drawn to open, damp
areas like cattle tanks, pasture ponds, slowly flowing canals,
lakes and streams, especially among emergent and floating vegetation.
During the day they are known to rest on the underside of large
green leaves of plants in the flower garden or greenhouses.
The Green Treefrog call has been described as a series
of "quonks" or as a "queenk-queenk-queenk"
with a nasal inflection. Green Treefrogs can be heard chorusing
from early February to late summer in this area, although in
the more northerly parts of their range reproduction begins later
in the spring. They call most frequently on warm, humid, overcast