Aug 21-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: August: Aug 21-01
Nature in the Backyard    ...scroll down to share comments
photo by Dan Urbanski

By
Dan Urbanski on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 07:42 pm:

My backyard has been crawling with Grey Tree Frogs this week, and I finally had an opportunity to chase one down. This one parked himself on top of our porch light, in the process doing great business eating the bugs attracted to the light. He was great; so laid back that I was able to arrange him into different poses!

Why are they called Grey Tree frogs when they are green? 1) they turn grey when they mature, or 2) they change color to match their surroundings. Iím sure someone among Pasty Cam viewers has the definitive answer.

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By
Carole, Sterling Hts. Mi. on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 08:38 pm:

Love the top pose, looking way too cool and in control.


By Doug S. Wixom MI on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 08:51 pm:

Kinda looks like my boss!


By Judy on Tuesday, August 21, 2001 - 09:36 pm:

Great picture Dan. Gray treefrogs (Hyla versicolor) turn color in response to different temps.When they are in a cool area they turn charcoal gray. Put them in the sun or a warm area(your porch light) and they turn silver gray.Their habitat is moist deciduous woodlands os in scrup swamps.They feed on flies,moths,crickets and other insects so tell Cosmo not to worry. Judy


By jeff, MN on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 01:23 am:

I have 5 chartreuse tree frogs suction-cupped onto my backyard picture window even as I type, cleverly awaiting those bugs and moths which come drawn like casino-gamblers to the bright lights flashing from my night-time room.
And I have another one in our flower garden who daily crawls down into a little hole at the top of our rain gauge to await those insects who fall in with the rain.
Never tell me that amphibians aren't intelligent!


By Marie, Ok. on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 03:03 pm:

My tree frogs, too numerous to count, perch above my outdoor shower and sing to me..or whatever that noise is called. The outdoor shower will stay even after the new tile shower inside is complete, weather allowing, since it will be cool to jump into after sauna! My little frog friends love it too.


By Barb, IN on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 - 09:36 pm:

Great pictures. No tree frogs here.


By Doughsmasher, OR on Thursday, August 23, 2001 - 06:16 pm:

Our tree frogs love the indoors; regularly hang out in the houseplants in the bathroom, the shower, on top of the toilet assembly inside the tank...the other night my man was watching TV, and one crawled across the screen. He watched its progress across various pieces of furniture, until it disappeared in the window area. I think they come in through our cat door, but we don't mind. They're pleasant little houseguests, and take care of our spider population as well!


By Aunt Lois, Santa Catalina Island, CA on Saturday, August 25, 2001 - 10:42 pm:

I hope nephew, Dallas (6), is checking out this picture! A big part of his life is/has been frogs for several years now. He adopted one of these cuites on his last trip to the Copper Country, and it is doing well in "troll land" (Grand Rapids) now. Dallas, your auntie sends you loads of love.


By bobbi da froggi, MA on Friday, August 31, 2001 - 10:01 am:

AWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! he's so ADORABLE!!!!!! i just wanna reach out and hug him!!!!!! on my various trips to the U.P., i have found the little froggies in the forests, usually sticking close to mushrooms. i guess thats where the name "toadstool" comes from!!!


By Amie, southern WI on Saturday, October 20, 2001 - 09:05 am:

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By Sandy in WI on Saturday, October 20, 2001 - 10:06 am:

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By Eva in IN on Saturday, October 20, 2001 - 01:44 pm:

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By DM/LL on Monday, October 22, 2001 - 06:42 pm:

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By Annie, PA on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 06:34 pm:

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By Lori, Rhode Island on Friday, October 26, 2001 - 11:56 am:

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By Ken from Berkeley, Il. on Monday, October 29, 2001 - 08:15 am:

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By Chris Huber, WI on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 03:04 pm:

I want to know how to attract one around my house how would i do so?


By JASON FLIGHT, OHIO on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 04:16 pm:

AKRON , OHIO


COOL PICS, LOOKS JUST LIKE MINE, I FOUND HIM IN A OUTSIDE CORNER OF A BRICK BUILDING,MY WORK, AND I TOOK HIM HOME THREE MONTHS AGO WHERE HES BEEN LIVING IN LUXERY EATING CRICKETS AND JUST STICKING AROUND!!!!



A RARE FIND
OUT HERE!


By JASON FLIGHT, OHIO on Monday, July 28, 2003 - 04:19 pm:

P.S.

HOW DO YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN THE TWO SEXES?JASON


By Lyn-z, TX on Wednesday, January 7, 2004 - 10:51 am:

I just purchased two grey tree frogs yesterday and got their new home all set up. Their names are Nick and Jessica!:) Can't wait until they get adjusted to their new home so that I can see their different colors!


By dylan MA on Monday, June 7, 2004 - 06:48 pm:

I have four gray treefrogs and 20 tadpoles


By db, MI on Sunday, August 22, 2004 - 12:12 am:

My tree frog, which I caught in Wixom, MI, just ate his first cricket in the terrarium I set up for him. He pounced from the leaf he was sitting on to the rock below and gobbled that cricket up real quick-like.



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