Green tree frog and purple water lily, Lake Kissimmee, Florida, USA
© Joanne Williams/Danita Delimon
The frog prince?
Perched among the petals of a purple water lily, we think this petite treefrog makes a fine mascot for National Frog Month. The annual event celebrates frogs around the world, all 4,000+ species. Among the various kinds, the little green treefrog stands out as a popular pet. That’s due to its small size, friendly face, and low-maintenance lifestyle. It’s a common backyard animal in parts of the US. In India, its larger cousin of the Indirana variety is common, especially in the ghats.