For many of us, the loud rapid croaking of peeper frogs fills the Spring air. Varieties of the thumb-sizer peeper, or chorus, or tree frogs occupy a North American range almost from the Arctic circle to the Equator.
However often you’ve heard the peeper frogs, it’s unlikely that you’ve seen very many of them. They are tiny, stealthy, and come in hard to spot camo colors.
They assemble each spring to mate in shallow ponds and creeks,
This diary tells the frogs’ Spring story, with pictures, so you can see what all the ribbet-ing is about.
This year, the male frogs arrived 4 days later than last year, in Early March. They staked out places around my backyard pond and began their 100-decibel “trademark” call which is a Rib-bet croaking sound.
The females gather, listen, and choose mates.
This year, the largest, bright green female ever appeared; she’s in the first picture above. Below are more commonly colored brown chorus frogs during mating season.
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