The Daily Bucket–You Can't Hide Beautiful

Yesterday I went looking for an especially beautifully colored chorus frog that had shown up in my Lamb’s Ear.

To my prolonged amusement,  this lovely frog hopped from the Lamb’s Ear into a bucket full of rotting pears, and poised to strike the fruit flies that crowd around the pears.

The frog held its pose long enough for me to charge the camera battery.  This allowed me to compare the frog’s coloring with its markings from two days earlier.

  

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In this photo from two days ago, the frog is mostly brown, perhaps in transition from brown to green.  In the more recent picture, shown at the start of this Bucket, it is almost completely green. 
 

These pictures support Besame’s comments from a couple of days go,  that the frog was transiting from brown to green.  Scientific studies show that these frogs’ coloration changes in relation to the temperature. (additional hat-tip to Lenny Flank) They turn brown to absorb heat, green to shed heat.

However my observation is that the newly morphed frogs are a variety of shades of green and brown, yet they are all at the same temperature. 

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What have you noted in your area or travels? Any stealthy critters in your yard? Please post your observations and general location in your comments. I’ll check back by lunchtime.

/s/ Redwoodman