Excluded from the table are March data for one bird observed consuming hundreds of spring peeper
(Podacris crucifer) tadpoles and upland chorus frog (Pseudacris feriarum) froglets in that month.
Cave Cave Wooded Perimeter Species Entrance Interior Sinkhole Area Blanchard's Cricket Frog X X X American Toad X X X X Fowler's Toad X Gray Treefrog complex X X X Plains Leopard Frog X X X X American Bullfrog X X X X Pickerel Frog X X X X Southern Leopard Frog X X X Spring Peeper
X X X X Western Chorus Frog X X Eastern Spadefoot X X X Long-tailed Salamander X X X Northern Slimy Salamander X X Copperhead X X North American Racer X X Milksnake X Common Watersnake X Rough Greensnake X Western Ratsnake X X X Dekay's Brownsnake X Common Gartersnake X X X Broad-headed Skink X X Painted Turtle X X Common Snapping Turtle X Eastern Box Turtle X X Pond Slider X Total (26) 14 11 13 24
We stand in a vernal marsh surrounded by spring peepers
so loud I
The presence of wetlands is indicated by the occurrence of the American Toad (Bufo americanus) and the Spring Peeper
(Pseudacris crucifer), whose aquatic larvae are dependant on these situations.
The three stocking combinations (chorus frog, spring peeper
, both species) result in a species treatment (chorus frog or spring peeper
), and an interspecific competition treatment (each species alone versus each species with an equal density of the other species).
When they saw that the hat was really a happy little spring peeper
, they were not afraid of him anymore.
For example, although spring peepers
bred slightly later than spotted salamanders, spring peeper
metamorphs emerged before spotted salamanders due to differences in the length of the larval period (Table 2).
Estimated calls Visual sightings Species Urban Rural Total Urban Rural Total Frogs American toad 1 151 152 2 1 3 Fowler's toad 44 0 44 0 1 1 Cricket frog 356 1380 1736 3 150 153 Cope's treefrog 1 20 21 0 2 2 Gray treefrog 0 8 8 0 0 0 Spring peeper
2 1983 1985 0 3 3 Western chorus frog 14 106 120 1 0 1 Bull frog 27 76 103 6 32 38 Green frog 28 75 103 10 9 19 Salamanders Smallmouth 0 7 7 Two-lined 0 1 1 Turtles Snapping 2 5 7 Painted 0 8 8 Box 0 3 3 Red-eared 0 2 2 Spiny softshell 2 14 16 Snakes Racer 0 2 2 Black rat 3 7 10 Garter 4 23 27 Banded water 0 18 18 Total 473 3799 4272 33 288 321
Literary scholar and naturalist Joseph Wood Krutch, in a collection of essays titled The Twelve Seasons, expressed in delightful fashion his opinion that a spring peeper
chorus, not the arrival of the first robin or appearance of the first crocus, was the truest harbinger of spring.
clamitans), spring peeper
(Pseudacris crucifer), smallmouth salamander (Ambystoma texanum), tiger salamander (A.
A spring peeper
is tiny--no bigger than the end of your finger.
But almost the entire eastern half of the country is home to the common tree flog and the spring peeper