In my backyard: Gray tree frog (with photos)

by susan on September 7, 2012

Southborough is a chorus of voices on a summer evening. I love throwing the windows wide and listening to the nighttime sounds (while staying inside away from all those nasty mosquitoes). Much of the nocturnal racket is produced by tree frogs – a fact I learned only recently. It still amazes me that such a big sound can come from such a small creature.

We had a special daytime visit by a gray tree frog who nestled his way into a bucket of my daughter’s outdoor toys earlier this summer. Before we encouraged him back into the woods where he belongs, I snapped a few shots. He proved a most willing model. Click on a thumbnail in the gallery below to enlarge.

Want to know what a gray tree frog sounds like? Listen to this audio clip sent in by a My Southborough reader a couple of summers back.

1 Mark Ford September 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Cool pix, and excellent sound file. Thanks whoever sent that in!

2 george September 11, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Handsome fella! And great singer too. You are lucky to find that guy as they can be very hard to locate and see.

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