April 13, 2011

Peeping, Croaking, Quacking - What's That Frog?

Bullfrog at Great Meadows in June
With the warming temps and spring rains, comes a chorus of frog song in Concord's marshes and vernal pools.  These early crooners are hard to spot, so learning their calls breeds our deeper familiarity.  Here is a great website out of the U. of Michigan with images and varied calls for all of the common frogs and toads of the Northeast, http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/topics/frogCalls.html.   I've also added the link to this website under "Resource Links" in the right-hand column of this webpage.

On the April monthly walk at Great Meadows we heard pickerel frogs, green frogs, and spring peepers.

1 comment:

  1. Great shot. What a beauty. Looking forward to seeing these creatures soon. I find they tend to disappear when I walk up to the waters edge, but, if I sit there a while quietly, they all come back, peeping and croaking and otherwise going about their being.