Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Froggy Friends, Cope's Gray Treefrog

Cope's Gray Treefrog.  The hind legs are yellowish/orange underneath and it has a distinctly recognizable call.

This little guy has arrived back in our garden pond for the season.  It is a Cope's Gray Treefrog.  We know it's here by the distinct call heard from the other side of the house, and, evidence left behind in the pond...eggs.  It is another amazing miracle to watch over the summer.  The eggs will hatch into small tadpoles in less than a week and then we get to watch little frogs develop.  I'm setting up our mini aquarium now and we'll keep some to watch until they need and should be free. 

These are little eggs that you can see the tadpole developing inside.  It will take a week until they break free of their egg and are swimming free in the pond.

Here are some good links:
You can hear its call here.
And find more information here.


Ticia said...

I'm jealous of your getting to raise some from eggs. What a great experience. And of your pond.

Kelly said...

If only I could get some to you. They are busy little frogs! There is a prolific number in the pond already. I'll try to get good pictures to post as they grow.