It’s how I know it’s Spring. Their chorusing lets the whole eastern US know it has arrived. And of course I am referring to the Spring Peeper.
Their Latin name, Pseudacris crucifer, (crusifer meaning cross-bearer) comes from the dark cross marking on their back.
I had been hearing them for a couple weeks now, but when I would go into the swamp in search of them I could never find them. It’s just another one of those things you have to let happen naturally, because every year they eventually wander up to around the house and I get my chance to photograph them. And every year I have to be reminded that I can’t go to them, they have to come to me.
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the little wild things around you this weekend 🙂
PS- don’t do yourself a disservice, check out these pictures full size on your computer when you get a chance.