Small Tree Frogs, much like a few other tree-dwelling frogs, make nests for their eggs by rolling leaves into tubes! These tubes are strategically located over the surface of a stream or a pool so that the tadpoles enter the water on emerging. Now imagine what an irregular monsoon could do to a breeding cycle as fragile as this one. Like many other frogs endemic to the Western Ghats, this species too is endangered because of habitat loss and climate change.
An Amphibian Week special comic from my column with Saevus Magazine.