Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dainty Green Tree Frog @ 13/06/11

Dainty Green Tree Frog 13/06/11
Around a month ago, Brendon pointed out a tiny green frog on one of our potted plants near the house.  At the time we both did think that this frog looked a little different from the other baby green tree frogs that we see here, but didn't give it too much thought, until Brendon spotted it again on the 13th of June, now much larger (fully grown) and clearly not a common green-tree frog.  On checking our frog books we have discovered that we have a beautiful Dainty Green Tree Frog or Graceful Tree Frog!  On checking, these frogs are not usually found on the Darling Downs, but in more tropical coastal areas, so we imagine that the very young frog was hiding in the Norfolk Crows Nest Plant that I bought from Bunnings in Mid April, as this is the plant we have seen the frog in each time.  By day it is a master of disguise, blending very well with the underneath of the large crows nest leaves.  Here's hoping that the Tawny Frogmouth's leave this one alone!

Dainty Green Tree Frog 13/06/11

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