gray treefrog is one of the 2 species of arboreal frogs in Rhode
Island (the other is the spring peeper). They spend the majority
of their time in trees and shrubs in both coniferous and deciduous
aloft, treefrogs can be difficult to impossible to spot, for
they are extremely cryptic- as they blend with tree bark and
moss and lichen coverings.
However, the inner thigh and lower flanks have "flash
patches" of brilliant yellow-orange mottled with black.
are the only tadpoles in Rhode Island that display a bright
Unlike the adults
- the gray treefrog metamorphs are bright lime-green. However,
they quickly adopt the adult coloration