Green Tree Frog
State of Georgia is home to 85 different species of amphibians, which gives
it the distinction of having the second greatest amphibian diversity of any
state in the United States behind North Carolina. Senate Bill 41, sponsored
by Sen. Preston Smith and signed into law May 9, 2005 by Gov. Sonny Perdue,
designated the Green Tree Frog as the official state amphibian of Georgia.
green tree frog is a 2-inch lime-green frog with a white stripe down each
side. It eats bugs and lives mostly in trees, but also has the ability to
climb and cling to smooth surfaces like windows and sliding glass
doors. According to the bill, the green tree frog's (hyla cinerea) habitat
includes nearly all of Georgia, so virtually all Georgians are familiar with
or have a great
opportunity to see its conspicuous bright color and striped markings. The
green tree frog is also recognized for its large aggregations of calling
males that create conspicuous and characteristic nighttime choruses during
the warm months in Georgia.