Screenshot Saturday - Pine Woods Tree Frog


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The pine woods tree frog (Hyla femoralis) is a small frog that favours dark, damp conditions - making them ideal swamp dwellers. Despite their name, they are often found on the ground as well as in trees! They inflate their throats to make a distinctive, fast croaking sound (sound effects are a work in progress), especially at dusk. They're fond of an insect supper, and ants are certainly on the menu.

The pine woods tree frog is the first vertebrate (backbone owner) we've revealed for Empires of the Undergrowth, but it won't be the last! There will be several more amphibian encounters in the Green Swamp.