On a recent walk around Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge I took the following picture. Why is it interesting?

Give up? What if I give you a clue?

Do you see it now? And do you know what it is? Here, let me zoom in for you…

It’s a Gray Tree Frog, Hyla versicolor, a common species at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Keep an eye for them hiding all over the refuge, especially, as befits their name, in a tree!

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.