Winter was long, and having the chorus of wood frogs and spring peepers
helps us realize spring is with us.
If you hear spring peepers
(they sound like "peep-peep") or wood frogs (that sound like a flock of ducks), then you really know it's almost time to drench the sheep and let them have the driest, greenest piece of ground.
Sample size for each treatment was as follows: early spring peepers
[control (C) = 111, low (L) = 112, medium (M) = 101, high (H) = 106], late spring peepers
(C = 14, L = 20, M = 21, H = 19), early American toads (C = 30, L = 27, M = 30, H = 30), late American toads (C = 6, L = 7, M = 7, H = 7), early green frogs (C = 15, L = 15, M = 15, H = 15), late green frogs (C = 15, L = 15, M = 15, H = 15), late wood frogs (C = 8, L= 10, M= 10, H = 10).
The second most common species at IIA was the spring peeper
(Pseudacris crucifer, ISUVC #4021).
Organochlorine pesticide residues in southern Ontario spring peepers
When I think about a night camped along the Dirty Devil River in Utah a few years ago, I remember most vividly the cries of a mountain lion drifting ghostlike down the canyon from somewhere in the distance, and it is the memory of the passionate trilling of spring peepers
echoing off the redrock walls of the Upper Paria River Gorge of Utah a few weeks ago that gives the experience its essential reality for me.
live in marshes and other wetlands in eastern and central North America.
However, we are assured that we made the correct decision when we sit and simply listen to the owls, the spring peepers
, the hummingbirds, and the menagerie of other wildlife.
The most common species, western chorus frogs (Pseudacris triseriata, spring peepers
sing lustily in the Glade Stream marshes of Reston, Virginia.
can be deafening at times -- disconcerting, but also comforting to people who hear them as a sign that a seemingly endless winter is over.
We waited quietly, listening to the trill of spring peepers
and the buzz of the cicadas living in the trees.
, pickerel frogs and leopard frogs should be singing in our wetlands.
Not only are spring peepers
tiny, but they also blend into their backgrounds.
Is it the sight of a flock of red-winged blackbirds, the sound of the spring peepers
, or the appearance of flowers in your yard?