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The Gray Tree Frog
Introduction
• This project is about the gray treefrog.
• We will be talking about its environment,
habitat, what it looks like and defense
mechanisms.
Appearance
• Adults are usually about 32-60mm in length.
• They are able to change color and because of that,
they will appear as shades of gray, green, olive
and brown.
• Almost all adults have a light spot below their
eyes.
• It has a white belly and yellowish-orange
markings on the inside of its hind legs.
• It had large adhesive pads on the end of its toes
that allow it to climb trees.
Front and Back of a Tree Frog
Diet
• The treefrog eats mostly insects, spiders
and other invertebrates.
Habitat
• The Gray Tree Frog is usually found in the
Southern USA, but has also been found as far
north as Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick.
• The gray tree frog is rarely found on the ground,
but, thanks to its toe pads, climbs trees, shrubbery,
grass, and even house walls to locate its food.
• The gray tree frog can be found in moist,
deciduous (sometimes pine) forests and swamps.
• They will also be found in any standing body of
water. It prefers to have overhead vegetation.
Habitat
Interesting Info
The Gray Tree Frog has a trilly whistle that lasts for
1-2 seconds, and they call up to 700 times a hour.
You will hear them whistling mostly in June during
their mating season.
Most are nocturnal and they have chameleon-like
ability to change colour. This way they are more
likely to be heard than to be seen, and are very hard
to spot. They can match their surroundings perfectly.
It usually takes them an hour to change their colour.
Conclusion
We learned a lot of things about the Gray
Tree Frog. Something we didn’t know was
that this frog has the ability to change the
colour of its skin to match its surroundings,
just like a chameleon. We also learned that
the female can lay between 700 and 3,800
eggs. This a very cool and interesting frog.
Bibliography
• http://collections.ic.gc.ca/Mississagi/natural
/flora/repamp/GREYTREE.HTM
• http://frog.biology.yale.edu/herps/Hversicol
or/main.htm
• We went to www.google.com to get these.

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