Green Tree Frogs are relatively common in the whole state of Mississippi. They’re medium-sized tree frogs that are usually fully green, but can be an “ashy” or “cindery” gray-brown on occasion (hence “cinerea”). They usually have a bold, clean white line from the lip down to the side of the body. They can also have small yellow spots on the dorsum. Calling males are a common sound in wet spring and summer nights. Listen for a continuous “mehp mehp” or “wehp wehp” near bodies of water.
- Bold, clean white line on side of body (occasionally not present)
- One or more yellow spots on back (not always present)
- Green tympanum and “hands” (differentiates from squirrel tree frog)
In and on edges of woodlands, usually close to water (Peterson et al., 2016)
Listen for a continuous “mehp mehp” or “wehp wehp” near bodies of water from the males in breeding season.