A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife
Small tree-frog with tan/gray coloring. "Crucifer" refers to the X pattern that these frogs have on their backs. They're usually the signal that spring has arrived, and I love listening to their chorus. This one is from when I worked on the Mofep project.
Missouri Ozarks, forest and pond-shores. They typically will be clinging to vegetation when found, but if you scare them they'll hop into the leaf litter to hide. They blend in pretty good.