Green Treefrog

 

During the day this bright green native treefrog lies asleep on the underside of large leaves. When startled treefrogs leap wildly into the air, legs flying. Treefrog eggs are usually laid in seasonal ponds and marshes. Green treefrogs are often called ‘Cow-Bell Frogs,’ a reference to the cowbell-like ‘quaink’ call often heard in evening chorus. The much larger exotic Cuban Treefrog competes for similar food and habitat and eats native treefrogs.

Latin Name: Hyla Cinerea

Diet: insects