“Blue” Green Tree Frog?

As a naturalist, I keep a watchful eye to the sky, ground, and all around as I make my way through Explore the Wild, Catch the Wind, and the Dinosaur Trail during my daily routine here at the Museum. That said, there are certain locations I can’t pass without stopping and making a thorough scan. One of those locations is the patch of smartweed at the end of the boardwalk in Explore the Wild. Typically, there are pollinators visiting the flowers on the smartweed, perhapsRead more

Treefrog caught off guard

Caught out in the cold yesterday was a somewhat emaciated young Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea). The frog was seen amongst the horesetail growing in front of the Butterfly House. It was apparently lured out of hibernation by the warm temperatures and rain of the night before. This, however, is December and fronts that carry precipitation are usually followed by cold, dry north winds, no kind of weather for a treefrog to be caught hopping around in. This is probably theRead more