Pacific Tree Frog
Names and Personal History:
Capp and Mish: These two were raised in a local backyard in the Mission District from tadpoles for the first few months of life. They were descended from the population that was rescued from an engineering yard here in the city. This population has been living here for at least 100 years. Capp and Mish both morphed in 2008 and their sexes are unknown.
Pacific Tree Frogs range all along the West Coast from British Colombia to Baja and inland as far as Idaho.
Most Pacific Tree Frogs are often found in native shrubs near a water source.
Pacific Tree Frogs are very variable in color from dark brown to bright green. The green frogs can sometimes turn brown but the brown frogs cannot turn green.
As tadpoles they eat mostly algae, but sometimes consume their smaller siblings or insects. As adults they are entirely insectivores.