I was pretty certain we should have it around... but they are notoriously difficult to see... but this little* fellow wasn't!
It was just hopping across the grass at the back of the longére... and not very well camoflagued at that, either!
I had to take a photograph, so while Pauline ran to find my camera, I wet my hands on the dew-laden grass and picked it up. [Never handle a frog, toad or newt with dry hands... it is not appreciated... and in fact, is bad for them!]
I passed the frog to Pauline once she'd returned with the camera, and forgot to mention wetting her hands as I was rather over-excited!
The tree frog quickly left the hot hands and made for her shirt and then her hat... and posed quite well!
|Trying to vanish on a shirt!|
|And then on a hat!|
I then returned it to the moist vegetation and in this last picture you can see how well it can blend in!
|But invisible at last in the nettles and goosegrass!!|
*4 cms long! Look at the material of Pauline's shirt and the stitching on the hat... that will give you an idea of size!