Thursday, September 06, 2007

Little peeper

This gray tree frog had made his home in the space between the door and door jamb of a shed behind my parents’ home in Michigan. My folks live in a small town near some wooded areas, so the frogs make themselves at home in the backyards across town. The lights from streetlamps and houses attract all manner of food for these creatures. Their musical trill can be heard all across town on warm summer evenings in concert with crickets and grasshoppers.

These frogs have the ability to change colors from gray to green to brown depending on their environment and mood. This fella was trying to match his black surroundings with nominal success.

Car update: The battery died, so a new one has been installed and I will be on my way to pick it up this weekend.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2007 James Jordan.

2 comments:

kheoh yee wei said...

spot one !

Lisa said...

eeeeeeee ~~ how cute!! :)
Wonderful shot. (Seen on the Tuesday Challenge)