Friday, May 12, 2017

Signs of Spring ...

... the sound of lust is in the air. Froggy style.

Click here to hear.

That cacophony includes Northern Spring Peepers, Southern Gray Treefrogs, Fowler's Toads, Green Frogs, and just maybe a couple of Pine Barrens Treefrogs (maybe - it is hard to tell and that would be a new species for here*). Along with a pair of Barred Owls calling as well. Very cool.

That's what we hear when we leave the windows open this time of year; although I recorded it just a bit down the road in front of our neighbor's place, a small horse farm.

Why did the frog cross the road? Because that was where the action was, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

But crossing the road is a dangerous endeavor, even out here were the traffic is light. Sadly, we still find plenty of squished frogs. So on nights when it is particularly loud we try to save as many as possible.

These are three that will live to croak another night.

All three Green Frogs. We also helped a few Fowler's Toads. But we didn't see any of the others.


* So far we've see or heard in our yard the following: Bull, Green, Southern Leopard, Wood, Southern Gray Tree, Northern Spring Peepers, and New Jersey Chorus Frogs and Fowlers Toads.

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