Category Archives: Amphibian

Two Frogs

I hardly ever see frogs out in the swamps. Occasionally I hear a splash that seems like it could be a frog, but couldn’t swear to it.

Friday I saw two! This first one was perched on a tree stump.

Frog in Stump
Frog in Stump

And this fellow was all about the green: mustache, moss, and umbrella foliage.

Frog on Moss
Frog on Moss

Francis Beidler Forest, SC
April 14, 2023

Big Frog–Is It Real

I wasn’t sure… I’d photographed around this statue before, mostly flowers and insects…could I have missed a frog as part of the installation?

Frog in Statue Pond
Frog in Statue Pond

I walked around this little pond several times…

Frog in Statue Pond
Frog in Statue Pond

…the frog never moved. The frog was not there when I went back yesterday to see the azaleas, so he must have been the real deal.

Frog in Statue Pond
Frog in Statue Pond

With only a 100mm lens with me I couldn’t get far enough away to get an image of the whole pond.

Heron Statue Pond
Heron Statue Pond

Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
February 15, 2023

Tree Frog On a Frond

Tree Frogs pick some risky places to hang out. This one was in plain sight and could easily be picked off by a clever bird.

Tree Frog on Frond
Tree Frog on Frond

However, there weren’t any birds about that I saw so his bigger risk might have been falling into the river.

Tree Frog on Frond
Tree Frog on Frond, Ashley River in the Background

From a different angle the frog looked like he had some more secure choices for his next leap.

Tree Frog on Frond
Tree Frog on Frond

Tiny Tree Frog

This is the smallest Tree Frog I’ve ever seen, no bigger than my pinky fingernail. I’m calling him a juvenile, but have no idea how old he might be, or how he came to be on our patio.

Juvenile Tree Frog
Juvenile Tree Frog

Ted spotted him first, and thought it was the head of a juvenile Carolina Anole peaking up over the leaf.

Juvenile Tree Frog
Juvenile Tree Frog

There was a young Anole patrolling this Curcumin plant and the frog soon disappeared into the dense middle and I wondered if they were aware of each other.

Juvenile Tree Frog
Juvenile Tree Frog