A Sound of
Warm spring rains are not only awakening the spring flowers, but other critters as well! As the nights are becoming warmer, you should be able to hear peeping sounds coming from ponds, wetlands, or anywhere there is water. This loud peeping is made by the small frog called a spring peeper (Pseudacris cricifer). This loud little frog is only about the size of a quarter! When a bunch of spring peepers gather at their favorite watering hole and call, it is called a chorus. Although rather small, the collective calls of the spring peeper can be deafening!
This picture of a spring peeper was taken on the Kendall hiking trail in Friendsville, which is along the Youghiogheny River. Get outside and see if you can find a spring peeper!
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