Spring Peepers


In one of my posts last week, I made a comment about the sounds of spring in the forest. My friend Teri asked about the sounds and I told her they were the sounds of spring peepers. Spring peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) are small choral frogs that are named for the chirping call they make in early spring. With an abundance of time on my hands given the current state of affairs, I went to a pool that I know to have these little creatures to make some photos and an audio recording.

If you’d like to hear their sound, click here

This tune is dedicated to you, Teri.

BTW, check out Teri’s blog What’s Happening Ohio

30 thoughts on “Spring Peepers

  1. blainerestaurantreport

    They have these little frogs in Puerto Rico called Coquí. Those things make so much racket at night if you’re not used to them it’s hard to sleep! And they’re pretty much invisible. You can hear the sound of one coming from some grass but good luck finding it. No matter how hard you look.

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  2. oishmortal

    Just heard the audio. So many of them. To be honest I’m a little creeped out by these tiny slimy creatures. But, I love how the nature is reviving. Today morning the sky was blue and the birds were chirping. Such a rare thing to experience in the city. Some positive during these times. Stay safe Chris! 💜

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      Yes, nature is continuing in all of it’s beauty. I’m glad you got to experience hearing all of the birds. Thank you. Stay safe my friend. And stay off the streets. I just read whee you’re all locked down there in India.

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  3. Osyth

    I love the peepers. We have them I. Our pond and later the bullfrogs join in. The chorus is deafening. Quite wonderfully so. But your picture! Wow, Chris …. I’m stunned. On a comic note, i turned on the audio and my dogs went bat crazy!!!!

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    1. milfordstreet Post author

      I’m glad you enjoyed them. It was tricky photographing them. The sound is odd. When I played them on my computer, closed caption was on and the computer thought it was laughter.

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  4. Sarah

    What a lovely sound! 😀 Although I can imagine that they could let you stay awake at night. 😉 The photo is fab, how close did you get for this one before he/she sprang away?

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      1. Sarah

        It’s the staying still that can be tricky sometimes, especially when your camera begins to get heavy in your hands! 😉

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