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Photo of the Month - August 2009
Hello Nature Canada,
These very tiny Pacific Chorus (or Tree) frogs hatched in early August in my pond (which has no fish in it!). I went out looking for dragonflies to photograph and instead found about 70 of these little beauties all over the plants in the pond. They remained for about 10 days and then started to migrate away from the pond. The flower that these two are sitting on is not very big and these babies were able to sit on a petal each without much effect on the flower.
Your pond must have been a delightful sight for those 10 days! Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo with us, Jean.
Known by the common names Pacific Chorus frog or Pacific Tree frog, this frog has tiny suction disks on the end of each toe, allowing it to grip onto surfaces such as trees, leaves and walls. It can, to some extent, change its colour to camouflage itself against its background. Occuring along the west coast of British Columbia, south to Baja California, this species makes the familiar "ribbit" song that is attributed to frogs in Hollywood movies.
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