Two fun facts about green tree frogs: They are not always green. And they are not always in trees.
The frogs are now in full chorus at the Linnean stream, day and night.
And, as their name suggests, green tree frogs do spend a lot of time in trees. But they also enjoy the water. So, if you want to see as well as hear them, try the pond next to the wooden bridge installed by Boy Scout Troop 100 last winter.
You might also catch a glimpse of water striders, insects that glide along the surface of the pond, or the ripples they create as they move and “chat” with one another.
The best place to see the striders, however, is in Rock Creek, along the Valley Trail north of Joyce Road.
Even in this hot and humid weather, there are creatures worth getting out of the comfort of air conditioning to see and hear. Let us know what you are seeing on your travels by our waterways, but please be cautious about coming in contact with the water itself.