Tag: Spring Peeper

Spring Is Here!

Spring Is Here! For the last few weeks I have been tromping through a muddy wetland near my house in hopes of catching Spotted Salamanders, Ambystoma maculatum, doing their breeding “dance.”  The last few days of searching have lead up to this wonderful and successful evening.  I have watched as the males slowly made their way […]

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Spring Peeper Calling Check out this gorgeous and tiny anuran reveler, the spring peeper doing what it does best.  A spring peeper calling is one of the best sounds I hear every winter.  This small frog makes a big sound. They typically grow to be approximately 3/4 to 1 inch and females will get slightly […]

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Nights like these. The wind was softly blowing ever so slightly, as if by dancing through trees only to remind me of its presence.  The water rippled with every careful step I made into the heart of the vernal pool and the fog wafted over the surface of the murk just enough to cause the […]

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Spring Peepers Carry Their Cross, Do You? Every year around February I begin to get excited about the coming of spring.  The first indicator for me that winter is loosing its grip is when I begin to hear winter breeding frogs like chorus frogs and spring peepers.  The bird like call of spring peepers gets […]

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