Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Reptiles and Amphibians of North Dakota
Gray Tree Frog (Hyla versicolor)
Gray tree frogs have the remarkable capacity to change their color from gray
to brown or green within just a few minutes. They are medium-sized frogs that
can grow to approximately two inches in length. Their toes are tipped with adhesive
discs which enable them to climb and cling to smooth branches and leaves.
They are often seen on roadways hunting for insects on warm, humid, summer
nights. During the day they prefer the shade and protection of trees and shrubs
near water. Their diet consists mainly of insects.
They are found throughout the aspen woodlands of northeastern North Dakota.
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