Tuesday, August 4, 2015

American Green Tree Frog

Erika and I discovered this American Green Tree Frog on the underside of a marsh plant in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary on 25 March. This frog is common the southeastern United States, from Delaware to Florida and west to Texas. It is Georgia’s State Amphibian.

American Green Tree Frogs prefer wetlands with floating vegetation, grasses, and cattails. They tend to be noctural. Florida males give advertisement calls between March and September. They often have multipe clutches, with the average clutch containing about 400 eggs. Eggs take about five days to hatch. These frogs show no parental behavior beyoung mating and egg laying (Wikipedia).

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