Arizona Treefrog en Earth Notes: Arizona Mountain Tree Frog <p>In 1986, after a statewide vote by thousands of school children, the Arizona Tree Frog became Arizona&rsquo;s official state amphibian. Beating out better-known rivals like the spadefoot toad by a wide margin, this small and seldom-seen frog might seem an unlikely candidate for top spot. But it makes sense when you realize how much they love to climb.</p><p>Rarely more than two inches long, with smooth green skin and a dark stripe running from eye to rear, these amphibians live mostly above 5,000 feet in the forests of central-northern Arizona, close to streams and wet meadows.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Diane Hope 17091 at Earth Notes: Arizona Mountain Tree Frog