Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Green Tree Frog for Valentine's Day

Green Tree frog, Hyla cinerea, in Loropetalum shrub
Look before you clip!   That is my mantra.  I have cried in the past when my pruning sheers sliced through butterfly chrysalises so now I try to prune more carefully.  Today's unharmed critter is a gorgeous, sparking green tree frog, Hyla cinerea.  He was sleeping in the overgrown Loropetalum that I was trimming.   This green tree frog has a pink bouquet ready for Valentine's day!  "Froggie went a courtin', mmm-hmmm."