Amphibians are found in a variety of habitats, some areas with permanent bodies of water and other areas with temporary or seasonal pools. During the heat of the day they often take refuge in rotten logs and stumps or under leaf litter and rocks. The toe pads on treefrog feet produce a mucous that allows them to adhere to smooth surfaces, and these animals can often be found around homes in the evening, catching insects that are attracted to the porch lights.

 

What Makes Amphibians Unique

>>  They are ectothermic (cold-blooded, rely on their environment to maintain body temperature)

>>  Their moist, thin skin which is used for breathing

>>  Most live part of their lives in water and part of their lives on land

>>  Go through a metamorphosis process

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meet some of our amphibians

Inside thighs are bright orange-yellowFound in every county in GeorgiaSee them In the Watershed GalleryMales and Females: Arrived 2009-2015 after being rescued from development sites or taken out of pet tradeAnnual food cost: $175

GRAY TREE FROG: Hyla versicolor

Inside thighs are bright orange-yellow
Found in every county in Georgia
See them In the Watershed Gallery
Males and Females: Arrived 2009-2015 after being rescued from development sites or taken out of pet trade
Annual food cost: $175
Most individuals have a white stripe with a black border along the sides of their bodies. Can lay nearly 400 eggs in a single nightSee them In the Watershed Gallery Males and Females: Arrived 2009-2015 after being rescued from development sites or taken out of pet tradeAnnual food cost: $175

GREEN TREEFROG: Hyla chrysoscelis

Most individuals have a white stripe with a black border along the sides of their bodies.
Can lay nearly 400 eggs in a single night
See them In the Watershed Gallery Males and Females: Arrived 2009-2015 after being rescued from development sites or taken out of pet trade
Annual food cost: $175