Walking down a bustling Manhattan Street in the warmer months, frogs might not be the first thing you think of.
But if you step aside into any of the leafy parks around, you’re entering the home of the gray tree frog that lives, as it’s name suggests, in trees. Anywhere in NYC with trees you’ll find them.
Small, just 1 1/2 inches long they are gray, pudgy little creatures and you have to look carefully to see them.
The video gives a good guide to how to catch a glimpse; concentrate on crevices, preferably with a little water in them.
If you are in a park or leafy street at night and it’s quiet you might hear their song, a low, warbling trill that is more melodious than some of their brethren.
It’s good to know about some of the shy, harmless and gentle critters that live in this bustling city and to make their acquaintance in a respectful way. LIKE the gentle, harmless critters of NYC.