Gray Tree Frog In The Daylilies

In between rain showers over the weekend, I stepped out to take some pics of the blooming dayliles. Suddenly, something jumped, and I moved in for a closer look.

It was a gray tree frog just hanging out and enjoying the wet froggy weather.

I followed him as he jumped around the flowers.

He was less than an inch long, and I loved his feet with the sticky pads. So cute. Gray tree frogs can change their color from gray to green depending on the color they are sitting on. They are found in the Eastern half of the US, and range up into Canada as well. They eat insects and spiders. Their toe pads secrete a sticky mucous that allows them to hold on tight.

Don’t you wish you had the ability to hang onto vertical surfaces?


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26 Responses

  1. Gosh those pictures are spectacular! And while I wouldn’t like to find that guy, and a bunch of his friends in my house he sure looks cute in your pictures!


  2. He is sooooo cute! What a find in your flowers.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hello Gardener,
      I see one of those frogs every once in a while. They tend to hang out by windows – I think they are taking advantage of the fact that the light from the window attracts bugs at night, and so he can eat like a king.
      Take care,

  3. Glenda says:

    I just LOVE tree frogs! He looks so big in your photos so I don’t think I’ve ever had a better view.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Glenda,
      Mr/Ms Frog was pretty tolerant of me so I was lucky to get the pics I did.
      Take care,

  4. Linda says:

    We don’t have frog here, but we do have toads. Thanks for the photos I love seeing frogs anywhere and anytimg.


  5. Mary says:

    What wonderful pictures!

  6. ok, I love the tree frog! so adorable. I called my son over..I had told you he liked the crab spider…well, he liked the frog too! I love it when I find little surprises in nature! It is wonderful!

    • Suzanne says:

      So glad your son enjoyed the frog. Am always on the look out for the little creatures.
      Thank you!

  7. Kath says:

    What a cutie!!

  8. Shailaja says:

    A clever frog that knows the trick of camouflage. I think if I had the ability to hang onto vertical surfaces, I would be a crouching tiger AND a hidden dragon!

    • Suzanne says:

      I read that the little frog can change color in just a few seconds, but I’ve never seen them do it. Would love to.
      Thanks for stopping.

  9. Ashlee says:

    I just recently stumbled on your blog & I truly love it you really have a knack for photography. Last summer In my mom’s garden she also had a couple frogs just like that, they are absolutely adorable. Your also photographed my absolutely favorite flower I have pictures of mine one my blog you should def. check them out I’m also a Kansas girl & love your pictures of the Kansas prairie.

    Hope you have a great day

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Ashlee,
      Thank you! And good luck with your job search. (just paid a visit to your blog)

  10. Bo says:

    Those photos are spectacular…The look like something out of Nat Geo!

  11. He’s beautiful! Or she. We get froggies out here sometimes, which surprises me since there’s not a lot of trees, but it is damps sometimes (damn leech field). We have toads too, I named one after my ex’s wife. LOL.

  12. Stephanie says:

    Ha ha.. I can see that mr frogie is enjoying the beautiful daylilies also 😀 Btw, amazing photos!

  13. Robin says:

    I’ve been following your blog for a few days; I just had to drop you a note to tell you how gorgeous these photos are. Beautiful, beautiful captures.

    • Suzanne says:

      Hello Robin,
      Thank you!
      I just paid a visit to your blog. Absolutely beautiful pics. Keep it up!

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