This one was over our heads on a rock and hopped into this crack, but was able to get a pic of it before it went too deep. Not a bad outing, 3 species of lizard, tree frogs and a two striped garter snake, and good exercise Nd awesome scenery.
Another of the few tree frogs we found, unless you look close this looks like a rock sitting next to the water.
I expected to see these guys around the water and rocks and sure enough a handful were found and got some pics of a few. It's amazing how much they blend in with the rocks.
Here is another treefrog I got pics of. Overall not a bad day considering its only early February.
Then when we to the stream we started to look for treefrogs. First few I flipped under rocks near stream, but couldn't get pics. But once we go to the palm oasis we started hearing them croak and saw a few in the open that I could take pics of. It cool to see frogs in the desert, even though temp was only in the 70's they are here even in the summer hanging in the shade of the palms.
Went on an early mission to Anza Borrego, my buddy wanted to film a skateboard trick on a rail at visitor center. While he was warming up I opened up a sprinkler housing and surprise there was a nice big treefrog in there. Took a few pics and put it back. Did not expect to find any herps so early and temps only 50's.
The kids found a few of these in a rocky stream but this is the only one we could catch for close up pics.
Sorry for the blurry pics my phone has hard time focusing in low light, on a field survey with SDNHM hiked up a canyon to rocky area with some standing water and saw a few of these, but was only able to catch this one.
I believe this frog had cataracts in the left eye as he did not detect my presence until I came into view of the right eye
The California tree frog or California chorus frog (Pseudacris cadaverina) is a "true" tree frog (family Hylidae) from southern California (USA) and Baja California (Mexico). Until recently, the California tree frog was classified in the genus Hyla.