A Noisy Spring Chorus…

Spring peepers (Pseudacris crucifer) and wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) are heard, not seen, during a walk in early April at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon, MA. The next time you take a walk through the woods in early spring, listen for their noisy chorus…   Below are wood frog eggs, seen in […]

Pulsing of Frog Calls

April 5, 2013 – Canton (Carly Rocklen) I visited Ponkapoag Pond and then a relatively small, man-made depression / aka wetland / aka tiny pond in the Blue Hills Reservation, just before dusk. The chorusing of Spring peepers, with a few American toads interspersed, and at a smaller pond – Wood frogs, pulsed around me, […]

Vernal Pools are Hopping!

These days, vernal pools are alive with spotted salamanders, wood frogs, and fairy shrimp. These ephemeral wetlands offer important sites for these small wildlife to mate and lay their eggs; because the pools don’t support fish, there is far less likelihood that the eggs will be eaten. Of late, on warm nights, in rainy weather,¬†spotted […]