Desert Tree Frog
A Naked Frog in the Desert?
If you could see the internal organs of a frog through its skin, you'd think it was sick, wouldn't you? But the Desert Tree Frog is in perfect health! Their extremely translucent skin lends them their other name - the Naked Tree Frog.
This interesting frog lives in every Australian state and territory except Victoria and Tasmania. It mainly lives west of the Great Dividing Range.
Green Tree Frog
It Ain't Easy Being Green
After the sweet relief of cool rains after a long hot day, you might spot a little Green Tree Frog visitor around your place - and he isn't shy. He'll gladly invite himself into your house, your water tank, your drainpipe, toilet, pool, or even mail box. He's just trying to go where it's cool and moist.
Rains bring Australian native frog species out in droves – which is wonderful, as frogs are a great indicator of a healthy environment.
Peron's Tree Frog
Pipe Down in the Down Pipe!
Spring is breeding time for a common backyard tree frog. Don’t let their noisy night-time calls put you off; these frogs are actually super handy to have in your garden.
Also called Emerald Spotted Tree Frog because of its green speckled back, this buddy has an impressive trick up its sleeve. The Peron’s Tree Frog can change the colour of its entire body in a matter of seconds. Depending on temperature, time of day and humidity they can appear brown, green or white. During the day they will usually take on a white colour and at night they tend to look brown with mottled yellow thighs.
Southern Brown Tree Frog
The Southern Brown Tree Frog is calling 'Creeeeee creee creee creee'
If you live in southern Australia, listen out for a croaky visitor in your garden or local park this month. Southern Brown Tree Frogs are common guests to suburban gardens, particularly in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. Look and listen out for these frogs calling from under logs, in low growing plants, amongst leaf litter, and near waterways.
Click here to listen to the call of the Southern Brown Tree Frog. Scroll down to 'Calling' and click 'Hear it now' to play the call.