This only a few of the many California Treefrog juveniles and several adults found in this stretch of desert creek. They were especially obvious as they jumped around just after dusk. Their dark background colors closely matched the wet soil and presumably they become paler and more "granite-like" with age. Special thanks to Gary Nafis at CaliforniaHerps.com for his identification help.
Sitting on the cliffside about 50 feet away from a stream
Found in the water at the lake dam. Hundreds of tadpoles in the lake. Assumed they are tadpoles of the California Treefrog
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.