Other species (such as chorus frogs, spring peepers
, and the gray tree frog complex) might use retaining ponds if small portions of wooded habitat and un-mown grasslands are set aside when future retaining ponds are built.
The most common species, western chorus frogs (Pseudacris triseriata, spring peepers
Breeding season has ended, and the spring peepers
have left their temporary waterside homes to return to the woods.
If you hear spring peepers
(they sound like "peep-peep") or wood frogs (that sound like a flock of ducks), then you really know it's almost time to drench the sheep and let them have the driest, greenest piece of ground.
Sample size for each treatment was as follows: early spring peepers
[control (C) = 111, low (L) = 112, medium (M) = 101, high (H) = 106], late spring peepers
(C = 14, L = 20, M = 21, H = 19), early American toads (C = 30, L = 27, M = 30, H = 30), late American toads (C = 6, L = 7, M = 7, H = 7), early green frogs (C = 15, L = 15, M = 15, H = 15), late green frogs (C = 15, L = 15, M = 15, H = 15), late wood frogs (C = 8, L= 10, M= 10, H = 10).
Organochlorine pesticide residues in southern Ontario spring peepers
When I think about a night camped along the Dirty Devil River in Utah a few years ago, I remember most vividly the cries of a mountain lion drifting ghostlike down the canyon from somewhere in the distance, and it is the memory of the passionate trilling of spring peepers
echoing off the redrock walls of the Upper Paria River Gorge of Utah a few weeks ago that gives the experience its essential reality for me.
This week, I'm looking at spring peepers
, wood frogs and spotted salamanders.
sing lustily in the Glade Stream marshes of Reston, Virginia.
can be deafening at times -- disconcerting, but also comforting to people who hear them as a sign that a seemingly endless winter is over.
We waited quietly, listening to the trill of spring peepers
and the buzz of the cicadas living in the trees.
However, we are assured that we made the correct decision when we sit and simply listen to the owls, the spring peepers
, the hummingbirds, and the menagerie of other wildlife.