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Pacific tree frog

Pseudacris regilla

Description:

I don't find these frogs on the east side of the Cascades very often. They have the ability to change colors usually from shades of green to brown to match their environment. Their bellies are usually pale or white. This ones underside and feet was a pale cream with speckles that matched the pine needles and dead grass.

Habitat:

Found in an open Ponderosa pine forest in grass. Near the Cle Elum river. They are found upland in ponds, streams, lakes and sometimes even further away from water; their habitat includes a wide variety of climate and vegetation from sea level to high altitudes. The Pacific tree frog makes its home in riparian habitat, as well as woodlands, grassland, chaparral, pasture land, and even urban areas including back yard ponds.

Notes:

Pacific tree frogs are common on the Pacific coast of Oregon and Washington, but they are found from extreme northern California to British Columbia. They can also be found in Idaho. A small population also exists in a pond on Revillagigedo Island near Ketchikan, Alaska, having been intentionally introduced there in the 1960s.

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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 a month ago

Thank you Greyson.

Greyson Smida
Greyson Smida a month ago

Cool find!

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.23, Long: -121.06

Spotted on Oct 26, 2018
Submitted on Nov 6, 2018

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