Gray Tree Frog

Gray tree frog Hyla versicolor

Gray tree frog

gray tree frog

Identification: The gray tree frog is typically only between 1-2 inches long. They range in color from gray to green and have rough skin with dark spots. Under each eye, there will usually be a lighter spot. This frog’s inner thighs are bright yellow or orange. They will appear warty all over. They will have a dark stripe from behind each eye to the front of the legs.

Habitat: This frog is not found north of the White Mountains but is distributed throughout New Hampshire. They are often found in forested areas close to the water, as well as under loose bark on trees, in tree cavities, and in rotting logs. They are rarely seen simply on the ground.

Other: The gray tree frog will change color based on temperature and activity.