Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)

Hear what this frog's call sounds like!
Calls courtesy of Dr. Alan J. Wolf, Center for Biology Education/Biology New Media Center

Peepers are generally found in wet areas near groups of trees. As their name implies, they show up in early spring, and they. . .peep! They are about the same size as the chorus frog but seem to be less shy, so it's not uncommon to spot one. They are easy to identify by a cross-shaped mark (hence the name "crucifer") on the back of the head.

Where there is one Spring Peeper, there are hundreds, and their combined calls can be very, very loud if you get close to them.

Photos courtesy of Jeff LeClere at www.herpnet.net

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