Pacific Tree Frog on a White Wall

Caught in the Act

Pacific tree frogs are frequent visitors to our yard, and it’s apt that they’re also known as “Pacific Chorus frogs”. For about six weeks each year, beginning in early spring, a veritable wall of loud and jubilant frog song arises from our ponds. I love that sound. And considering the fragile state of frogs and other amphibians globally, as their wetland habitats disappear beneath bulldozers, concrete and other human “progress”, I feel tremendously reassured each spring when our night time chorus starts up.

Later, over the summer, the frogs are mostly quiet – their courtship rituals over for another year – but happily, we find the little guys and their progeny all over our garden and yard, on trees and leaves and anywhere a bit of shade can be found. They’re lovely to have around and I hope that the little piece of habitat that we provide will help sustain their population here where we live long into the future.

A related post: the Red-legged frog

About Laurie MacBride, Eye on Environment

Photographer and writer focusing on nature and the environment

3 responses »

  1. Hello Laurie,
    Patti says it best – it is beautiful how you have described each photo with your narrative blending such that I can visualize myself in the same place. That is a good novel – and to have a photo to go with! Such beautiful photos. Lovely.
    Judith

  2. Patti Willis says:

    The photos are beautiful, the commentary informative and heartfelt – a fine marriage of your art and your passion for the environment.

    Patti

  3. George Winn says:

    Laurie,

    Really nice photos and commentary, I really enjoyed both!

    George

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