Monday, March 29, 2010

The spring peepers are calling!

The field behind our house is a wetlands.  In the summer cows graze there.  Right now - the spring peepers are calling.  Spring peepers are small frogs that grow less than an inch and a half long.  They can be tan, gray or dark brown, but they all have a dark "X" on their backs.  Spring Peepers also have large toe pads for gripping plants when they climb.

Spring Peepers are rarely seen but are often heard in the early spring.  They breed from March til June, and in early March you can hear male Spring Peepers calling for mates


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