Identification: Gray Treefrogs are medium-sized frogs, usually with a light greenish to brown gray color. When placed in low temperatures, their skin will become a charcoal-gray color, but when placed in a warm or sunny area, they will turn a silver-gray color with green highlights. Their skin is very rough, and has several large dark blotches on the back region. Gray Treefrogs will usually have a light colored spot with a dark edge under each eye and enlarged toe pads. This frog makes a hearty trilling sound. The frog's voice is the only way that a common tree frog can be diferentiated from other species of Gray Treefrogs in the field. Gray Tree Frogs are very
cryptic and are ususally hard to find.
Location: Gray Tree Frogs are found all over the eastern US, and a small area of southern California. Their western limit is the eastern part of Nebraska and North/South Dakota.
Habitat: Hyla versicolor usually live in moist, deciduous woodlands. They are also common in shrub swamps, where they will hide . Gray Tree Frogs are very cryptic and are ususally hard to find.
Reproduction: These frogs usually begin their reproductive season in early May, where they will head to standing water such as red maple swamps, pasture ponds, and even swimming pools. The tadpoles will start transforming between June and August
Food: Adult tree frogs will eat insects such as house flies, aphids, crickets, moths, termites, grasshoppers, and beetles. They serve as food for various vertebrates, with tadpoles being the main staple of various aquatic invertebrates.