Saturday, August 15, 2009


I love nature's adaptations and camouflage is one of my favorites. Check closely and see if you can find the Blanchard's Cricket Frog, Acris crepitans blanchardi, in this picture.

It's there and I would never have seen it if it hadn't hopped. It blends in perfectly with the mud around the edge of our pond.
How about now that it has turned sideways?

Here you can see it now that I have cropped the photo. Check to the right of the brown leaf in the previous photos. Looks just like a clump of mud. Camouflage at its finest!
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  1. love those moving flowers above sandy

  2. Janet: That was a neat little frog. It does have great camo.

  3. wow so little frog!Very interesting!Happy Camera critters,
    purrs and love

  4. Very nice Janet- I should look for Blanchard's Cricket Frogs around central Ohio sometime.

  5. Wow, he really does blend in well. I had to enlarge the first shot to find him.