Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Spring

is REALLY here! How do I know this, other than the obvious calendar? Well I know it because the PEEPERS SAY SO!!
The Peepers? What's a PEEPER, you ask?

Wikipedia can give you a good idea about the Spring Peeper.
" A Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer, synonym Hyla crucifer) is a small tree frog widespread throughout the eastern USA. The spring peeper is a small frog, attaining an adult size between 0.75 and 1.5 inches (up to 40mm) long. They have a dark cross on their backs roughly in the shape of an "X", though sometimes the marking may be indistinct. The color variations of the spring peeper are mostly tan, brown, olive green, or gray. Females are lighter-colored, while males are slightly smaller and usually have dark throats."

Are these little frogs cute or what?!
Every night at 11PM I walk the dogs for the final walk of the day. I've been listening and listening for the Peepers for about 2 weeks now, hoping that I'd hear them soon as this really IS the sign that Spring really IS here! Tonight, I walked outside and was greeted by the sound of 100s of Peepers, singing and peeping and just making my heart soar! I LOVE these little froggies and can't wait to hear them on their 1st night, every year! We're lucky enough to live near the canal and river where they breed and live so we get a concert every night through the Spring right on into the summer!!

These little frogs sing their chorus and keep me company, late at night when I am walking my dogs. For more information about the Spring Peeper, check out Wikipedia

6 comments:

Laura S. said...

what a cool sign of spring...just wish it felt more like spring tonight...I am chilly.

NikJustNik said...

Gotta love spring... It is one of my favourite tims of the year!!!

xo

lauren said...

well i haven't heard said froggies m'self...but i believe you...and i am THRILLED to hear that spring is well and truly sprung!!! HOORAY!!! :)

Raechelle said...

these are so cute! I've not heard them before but it sounds like it would be a welcoming sound. Enjoy it while it lasts. :) We have several birds that sing and it's something I didn't realize I missed until I hear them. Yay for Spring!

Jenn said...

I love that scrap layout Gabi , that is so cool to hear that your mom had sedation dentistry and that it was fabulous ! Was it the kind where you are "mostly" asleep but not quite ? Im so scared ! lol .....
Yup, here too with the every 2 years ! I had my last phone for almost 2 years so im excited to get a music one, i like it, you just have to get a feel for it cuz it has a couple little touch screen parts that can be touchy till you realize they are there ! lol ....
Thats so cool that you run a museum !
Have a great weekend :)
Jenn

Loreluca said...

I don't think I've ever heard one before... or maybe I just didn't know they were peepers... I'll be paying attention from now on!
Down here this weeks we had a couple of springy days, but not all those many, yet... I am soooo ready for Summer, I could just bypass spring all together!