Canyon Treefrog
Hyla arenicolor
The Canyon Treefrog (Hyla arenicolor) is a small frog of the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Like other treefrogs, this species has large pads on the end of its toes which allow it to cling to objects. This species, as its name implies, is often found in rocky canyons near streams. It often may be found in the shady areas of boulders along such streams. The first two shots here were taken in September, 2001, in the Davis Mountains, Jeff Davis Co., Texas, with a Canon EOS 3 and EF 180mm F/3.5 Macro on Fuji Velvia. Just as an added note I will tell you that the two photos here were taken on the morning of September 11, 2001. I was unaware of the terror attacks taking place in New York and Washington D.C. until later that afternoon. I am unable to look at these images without thinking of that day and the violence that some people on this earth force onto others. The contrast between the natural world as illustrated by these frogs, and the human events occurring elsewhere at the same moment in time always seems so striking.
The young Canyon Treefrog on the right was in the Davis Mountains. Jeff Davis Co., Texas, in August, 2013.
This adult Canyon Treefrog was on Bear Creek, Hucchuca Mountains, Cochise Co., Arizona, in August, 2013.