Golly they're cute!
Huntley Meadows has long been a place of respite for me. Wandering slowly along the boardwalk and paths reminds me of the bigger picture of life and the goodness of God. Which quite often happens by noticing the little things, like this Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea).
After seeing several Green Tree Frogs perched vertically like this and looking to be at rest, I was perplexed by how they did it. So I read about it, finding articles that talked about their frog toes having "nanopillars" and a thin film of water that enables them to adhere to surfaces.
But this frog doesn't seem to be using his toes at all. His feet appear to be turned inwardly toward his body. Of course I can't see all his toes, but it does make me think there is something else going on here. Nanopillars on his belly? Hmmm...another mystery.
Location: Huntley Meadows Park, VA