Hyla femoralis, the Pine woods treefrog;
Volusia county, Florida (16 March 2016).
In my stretch of Florida, you’re far more likely to hear the Pine woods treefrog than you are to actually see one. They spend much of their time fairly high up, well out of view. On this particular spring day, however, I was lucky to come across a low-riding Pine woods treefrog biding the plenty of time only about five feet from the ground. It was a welcomed encounter; this species was high on my list at the time. Hell, it still is. I really dig Pine Woods treefrogs.