Is this intended to be a new home for a Peron's Tree Frog?HardiPlank cladding (weatherboard replacements).
But this frog knew what it liked.
A large green sheet offering
wonderful protection from prying eyes
- until we disturbed it.
|Peron's Tree Frog on the side of my house (being repaired)|
Incidentally, if you click to enlarge the image, you will see (just see) why this frog is sometimes called the "Emerald-spotted tree Frog". Hardly a distinctive feature when one can just make out the tiny spots, with a close-up image. The name Peron's Tree Frog (Litoria peroni) works or me.
Here is a close-up of his left hind foot and one of his front toes.
Tree Frogs have these amazing toes, with large pads
which allow them to climb so well - even on glass.
|Hind foot of Peron's Tree Frog|
Here is a close-up of the distinctive eye
It always appears to have a cross-cut mark in the pupil.
My Blogging colleague Martin has written
a brief but observant post about the eye of this species.
|Note the ear and eye of Peron's Tree Frog|
Clearly it could not safely stay hanging on to the wall during the day. And we needed to do some more renovation and refurbishment work. So I tried to persuade it to move, which it did, by jumping down to the ground. Then it hopped quickly away into the safety of the dense cover of shrubbery of my garden.
Just for the record, this is how the wall looked after the day's work.
New cladding over a fibre-glass insulated wall,
with "sarking" for additional weather-proofing.
"Sarking must be impermeable to liquid moisture
yet still allow the free flow of water vapour
from the inner surface of the cladding".
The new HardiPlanks are then freshly painted.