Gray tree frog : Great Lakes Aquarium
Tree frog sitting on a leaf

Gray tree frog

Exhibits: Uplands

Animal Groups: Amphibians

Latin Name: Hyla versicolor

Gray tree frogs eat insects, snails, and spiders. They hunt on the ground and in plants.


Gray tree frogs live in forests that are close to bodies of water. Like other frogs, they lay their eggs in pools of water.

Animal Size: 1-2 inches in length
Conservation Status: Least Concern

Natural History

Gray tree frogs are able to change color to better blend in with their surroundings. They use the sticky pads on their toes to climb and hold on to trees and other plants. In the wintertime, these frogs are able to partially freeze under leaf litter and thaw again in the spring.