European tree frog
I am a small frog measuring between 30 and 50 mm. I typically have an apple green back and a white underside. I have a dark brown stripe running from my eyes to my groin.
My tadpoles eat algae. The adults of my species eat mainly insects and aquatic invertebrates.
Breeding starts in March-April and ends no later than July with a spike from mid-April to mid-May. Tadpoles metamorphosize into frogs two to three months after hatching.
I can live up to 15 years.
Where and when can you find me in the reserve ?
I live in sunny ponds and ox-bow lakes, preferably at the forest edge or surrounded by bushes and reed beds.
When to spot me
I am generally active from April to September.
Did you know?
I’m a great jumper and can leap up to 2 meters to find a sunny spot in the vegetation to relax.
- Red list of amphibians in metropolitan France: Near Threatened (NT).
- Red list of endangered amphibians in Alsace: Near Threatened (NT).