Spring Peepers!

Tonight we heard the peepers** for the first time this year.  Winter is coming to an end at last.

Spring peepers are small coppery brown frogs, Pseudacris crucifer, and their high-pitched peeps are actually the males calling to attract a mate. They hibernate in cold Maine winters, and in mid-spring, awaken when warm rain falls, and the ice is out on a nearby pond where they will breed. Check out the link to Wikipedia to hear a recording.

**Thanks Lou for pointing that typo out!


8 Responses to “Spring Peepers!”

  1. Lou Murray's Green World Says:

    Love spring peepers! Spring peppers are something else again. :-)

  2. Jennifer Fisk Says:

    I’ll have to listen tonight. I’m surprised those little buggers don’t freeze while they are singing for a mate.

  3. Laurie Graves Says:

    No peeper yet on Narrows Pond Road! The little swampy swamp up the road still has ice on it. Soon, I hope. Soon.

  4. nruit Says:

    We have not heard them here in Bristol yet, even though we have a beaver pond at the back of the wooded end of the property. Nice!

  5. Robin Says:

    Nice! I’m a little envious. Our ponds are still frozen. Maybe in a week or so.

  6. Trish Says:

    Please tell me your location. Can’t wait to heard them in so. mich. thank you

  7. O. Says:

    Peepers down here in MA last night. Whoop, whoop!

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