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At the Nature Center you will see

Pacific Tree Frog

Pseudacris regilla

Habitat: variety of habitats including grassland, chaparral, woodland, forests and farmland. They are usually found in low vegetation near the water's edge.

Range: found in North America from British Columbia in Canada to Baja California in Mexico

Natural Diet: insects

Status in the Wild: Common (Least Concern)

Animal Facts

The Pacific tree frog is approximately 2 inches long. They are found in green, brown, tan, cream, or black colors. The females are larger than the males. They have long legs and webbed feet. Their toe pads are sticky which helps them to climb. The breeding season is from late winter to spring. The females lay a large number of eggs that hatch into tadpoles. These tadpoles undergo metamorphosis and transform into frogs. While the tadpoles are herbivorous, frogs are carnivorous.

Conservation Status
The Pacific tree frogs are found along the west coast of North America. These are commonly found in their habitat in comparison to other species such as the California red-legged frogs whose free-ranging population numbers are reducing at an alarming rate.

When you visit the Nature Center, you might get to take a peek at their female Pacific tree frog

Distributional range in the United States of America

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