Category Archives: Amphibian

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

Swamp Frog

I hear frogs croaking and splashing into the water ahead of me, but rarely see them around the swamp. This fellow caught my attention with a small croak, and then was perfectly still.

Frog at the Swamp
Frog at the Swamp

Sitting on a fallen Powdery Alligator-flag leaf, he blended into the wet leaves pretty well and it took me a minute to spot him.

Frog at the Swamp
Frog at the Swamp