One morning earlier this week, while Niall was having a cup of coffee, this very green little frog emerged from the parasol stand we have at the front of the house.
A snug fit
The parasol pole it holds is an old model and much thinner than the stand so we use the little clamp to wedge it as securely as possible. This is by no means perfect and the little green frog was very lucky indeed! It stayed around long enough for Niall to get the camera and take a few
photos before jumping down and disappearing behind the pots where it's
nicely dark and damp.
We did some searching on the internet and checked with friends who know about these things and our guest was an European tree frog [Hyla arborea]. Online information states that females have white-ish coloured throats while a male's is golden brown. Females are also slightly larger. Based on that information it looks as if we had a lady visitor. Their diet includes spiders, flies, beetles, butterflies, and smooth caterpillars.