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The art of camouflage

An every day thing for tree frogs

September 24, 2011
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

GRAY TREE FROGS, Hyla versicolor, are cryptic. They are well camouflaged against whatever natural background they cling to. If it is a tree, the mottled grays blend in with the color of the bark. If however the frog is warm enough during summertime peak days, it can become a vivid pea-green and the dark irregular design on its back nearly disappears. Changing its skin color to avoid detection is one method natural has provided to tree frogs.



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