Another photographer spotted a Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea) along the boardwalk that goes through the central wetland area at Huntley Meadows Park, Fairfax County, Virginia USA and she was kind enough to share her discovery with Michael Powell and me.

14 OCT 2020 | Huntley Meadows Park | Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)

Later the same day, Mike and I showed the Green Treefrog to a mother and her two children, Aria and Dante. They seemed excited to see one of many hidden treasures at Huntley Meadows Park (HMP). I asked Aria to give the frog a name; she chose “Sleepy.” I think that’s a perfect name, given the frog’s half-closed pupil(s).

I hope the family will revisit HMP at the appropriate time next year when the mating calls of Green Treefrogs are as loud as the annual symphony of Spring Peepers — it’s an astounding aural experience!

Related Resource: Calls April – August, an audio file (45 s) from Virginia Herpetological Society.

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4 Responses to ““Sleepy””

  1. Mike Powell Says:

    Our encounters related to this frog were definitely among my top highlights of that day. Nice job in capturing the sleeping frog.

  2. Sleeping Tree Frogs | Mike Powell Says:

    […] certainly fit. Check out Walter’s posting on the encounter in his recent blog posting called “Sleepy” for more info and another photo of the sleeping tree […]

  3. picpholio Says:

    Thanks to Mike P. I found this very interesting blog 🙂

  4. Molly Lin Dutina Says:

    Nice to get your perspective on shared experience with Mike!

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