Camouflaged gray tree frog

14July2015This diminutive frog has good camouflage and can change its color to match the background much as chameleons do. Although generally gray like this one I have seen some that were bright green and well hidden among lush summer leaves. They are nocturnal and can be found by listening to their insistent trills which peak in late spring and early summer. Recent rains have inspired their chorus here in the North Carolina mountains.