spring peeper


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Synonyms for spring peeper

a small brown tree toad having a shrill call heard near wetlands of eastern United States and Canada in early spring

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The presence of wetlands is indicated by the occurrence of the American Toad (Bufo americanus) and the Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer), whose aquatic larvae are dependant on these situations.
When they saw that the hat was really a happy little spring peeper, they were not afraid of him anymore.
Estimated calls Visual sightings Species Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total Frogs American toad 1 151 152 2 1 3 Fowler's toad 44 0 44 0 1 1 Cricket frog 356 1380 1736 3 150 153 Cope's treefrog 1 20 21 0 2 2 Gray treefrog 0 8 8 0 0 0 Spring peeper 2 1983 1985 0 3 3 Western chorus frog 14 106 120 1 0 1 Bull frog 27 76 103 6 32 38 Green frog 28 75 103 10 9 19 Salamanders Smallmouth 0 7 7 Two-lined 0 1 1 Turtles Snapping 2 5 7 Painted 0 8 8 Box 0 3 3 Red-eared 0 2 2 Spiny softshell 2 14 16 Snakes Racer 0 2 2 Black rat 3 7 10 Garter 4 23 27 Banded water 0 18 18 Total 473 3799 4272 33 288 321
triseriata), spring peeper, eastern gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor) and American toad (Bufo americanus).
Not only are spring peepers tiny, but they also blend into their backgrounds.
We have spring peepers a little early, but not overly early, but it's a lot early compared to last year," said Martha Gach, conservation coordinator for the Massachusetts Audubon Society's Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester.
And, at night, I love to fall asleep listening to the spring peepers.
It is important to me that my children grow up knowing the sounds of spring peepers and the joy of finding a red elf in the woods.
Red-winged blackbirds will be arriving, in the Northeast, Spring peepers will be peeping there, and loons will be mating.
When we moved here in 1997 I walked by in early spring and it was so full of spring peepers, those little inch-long tree frogs that make a single loud peep over and over in search of a mate, that you could hardly distinguish one from the next.
To investigate long-term exposure of amphibians to low pesticide concentrations, we exposed four local species of frogs, spring peepers (Pseudacris crucifer), American toads (Bufo americanus), green frogs (Rana clamitans), and wood frogs (Rana sylvatica), at early (Gosner stages 25-27; Gosner 1960) and late (stages 29-36) developmental stages to low concentrations of atrazine (3, 30, or 100 ppb).
Cornell Plantations, the college arboretum in Ithaca, New York, manages Ringwood Preserve, which features spring peepers, red-spotted newts, wood frogs, spotted and Jefferson salamanders, turtles and, of course, toads.
Trans nonachlor concentrations in Ohio cricket frogs were 2 to 3 times greater than concentrations observed in Ontario green frogs and spring peepers (Russell and others 1995, 1997).
A chorus of spring peepers was so deafening it nearly drowned out the chorus frogs, whose exuberant songs nearly drowned out a lone, early-bird bullfrog.
On hand will be a froglet and toadlet nursery, frozen frogs like spring peepers and gray tree frogs, which are known to spend the winter with more than half of their bodies frozen as ice, and more than 100 frogs and toads from twenty different species form around the world.