A chorus of "ribbits" greets the arrival of warmer weather and the nearing of spring. As loud as their voices are it is hard to believe that the adult treefrog reaches only about 5 cm, and it took us several hours to find one in the empty lot in our neigbourhood. Treefrogs can change their colour to blend in with their surroundings and are excellent climbers going after all kinds of insects and spiders. During breeding season they can be found in shallow ponds where the males call for their mates.
What most people regard as wasteland is the home to several native animals like the Treefrog, Garter Snake, Sandpipers and Owls and we feel sorry that this empty lot is slated for development. This was probably the last spring we were able to enjoy the chorus of the Treefrogs.